Each year, graphic designer Nicholas Felton creates an "annual report," summarizing an entire year of life in a series of beautiful charts and graphs. For 2010, he's created a masterpiece. Instead of looking at his own life, he's captured the entire life of his father, Gunter, who passed last September.
For the 18th straight year IBM has emerged as the most prolific patent providers in the U.S. And Big Blue grew the number it owns by an impressive 20% in 2010. That wasn't the fastest growth, however: Apple was tops there.
While thinking about the past year, I pulled together a collection of all the blogs I wrote in 2010. Looking back at the posts that generated the most responses in 2010, I began to get a sense of what 2011 might hold in store.
Elance just released its review of 2010 hiring trends, and among the interesting findings is that workers in Amarillo, TX collectively earned the fourth-largest amount of money of any city in the U.S. from gigs they found via the job-posting site.
None other than New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called New York's first experience with electronic voting machines—complete with delays, broken equipment, and ill-prepared election workers—"a royal screw-up."