"The minimum we should hope for with any display technology is that it should do no harm."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Edward Tufte on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."Edward Tufte on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Edward Tufte on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."Edward Tufte on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."Edward Tufte on John F. Kennedy
"The commonality between science and art is in trying to see profoundly - to develop strategies of seeing and showing."
"The leading edge in evidence presentation is in science the leading edge in beauty is in high art."
"If you like overheads, you'll love PowerPoint."
"Beautiful Evidence is about the theory and practice of analytical design."
"I do believe that there are some universal cognitive tasks that are deep and profound - indeed, so deep and profound that it is worthwhile to understand them in order to design our displays in accord with those tasks."