Diagrams: everything is connected to everything else

Dungeons and Dragons is connected to Google according to this diagram from the New York Times (hat tip: Boing Boing).


I am connected to to everything else. This diagram and the accompanying article was written by Adam Rogers who used to work at Wired. I used to write for Wired. I produced a diagram for them that linked video games to everything. It’s six degrees of separation by diagram.

How Pong invented the Internet. From Wired 11/2004. Hat tip: me. I wrote it. I love good diagrams.

How Pong invented the internet

I’ve must have spent a month researching this piece and I wrote tens of thousands of words of notes. The whole thing was boiled down into a network diagram by Wired’s patient design team. One day I’m going to set up a computer games history site. (In the meantime, you can read a brief history of computer games on my personal site.)

8 Responses to Diagrams: everything is connected to everything else

  1. Toddie Downs March 10, 2008 at 5:24 pm #

    I’m in awe. Utter awe. Both of the D&D diagram and of your diagram showcasing the evolution of Pong. I love Wired magazine. I’d sell my spouse to write for them:).

  2. Adam Rogers March 10, 2008 at 7:39 pm #

    Still at Wired, Mathew, and I still count your chart as one of my favorite things I ever got to edit. (Um…sorry about cutting all those tens of thousands of words, though.)

  3. Matthew Stibbe March 10, 2008 at 8:15 pm #

    Hi Adam, delighted to hear from you! I’m sill reading Wired with huge enthusiasm and I really enjoyed your D&D diagram. It completely took me back to our games thing and prompted the post!

  4. Dashboards-Data Diagrams July 28, 2011 at 7:19 am #

    The work you done here to connect all those two ends of unrelated items says, how logical and analytical is the mind in you. I felt the diagram pretty interesting. But it would have been better if you gave the diagram a little bigger in a readable size.


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