If I've learned anything from the many seminars I've attended over the years, its that pretty pictures are a huge asset. Take this map of the Iranian blogosphere. I don't know if it proves anything, but it sure looks cool. If I were a department head, it would make me more amenable to throwing some cash their way.

P.S. What's up with the massive interest in Persian poetry? Looks like all those friends of mine with Poetry MFAs have finally found their market. Now all they need to do is learn Persian...


  1. Anonymous on 27 February 2009 at 19:47

    Seed fills its magazine with these kinds of pictures. Amazing to look at, but the information they're trying to convey is really hard to discern.