I was talking about our company's prospects to someone the other day and they said "Information Visualization companies have generally not done well, why are you different?" I couldn't believe my ears; the world's single most market-successful software project is Microsoft Windows, which is in large part an information visualization application. As I'm sure everyone is aware, there aren't really any little buff folders or wastebaskets on your hard drive - it's all an (immensely successful) visual metaphor.

One way or another we're going to end up with a visual metaphor for all the rest of the world's information too, it's just a matter of time.

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