Monday, July 13, 2015

The Infographic

Ed turned his tablet computer sideways and waited for the image to reorient itself. Edna studied it, shaking her head in frustration.

The maze of lines, boxes and arrows—all color coded—was very pretty but made absolutely no sense to Ed or Edna. “This thing’s giving me a headache,” Edna muttered.

The elderly couple wanted to understand their “carbon footprint”—whatever that meant. Their Internet search for information led them to this confusing thing called an infographic.

Edna threw up her hands in defeat.

Finally, Ed had seen enough too. “If they can’t explain it, to hell with it.”