Edward Tufte returns to Washington on November 8th, 10th, and 11th to teach his fabulous one day Presenting Data and Information course. It was one of the best educational investments I've made. It's worth going just for the books. After the course you'll never look at data the same way. It's always an interesting crowd - litigators who need to build compelling evidence presentation, litigation support people who have to translate the litigator's vision into practice, analysts, media people, students, graphic artists, researchers.
It would still be worthwhile for the USPTO to dig down in their budget to find the funds to have Dr. Tufte stop by and see if he can do something about the Patent Office's goofy dashboard that I whined about last year in my Called Edward Tufte post.
A thank you shout-out to the readers who caught the Burger King. v. Wendy's error in last year's post.