mighty clouds of joy
contexts web editor jon smajda has been setting up tag clouds for a few of our blogs. i know i'm a little late to this particular party, but i always appreciate a good data reduction device.
the cloud at left represents the 2007 state of the union address and i've already seen several versions of the 2008 version. one can also derive some intriguing maps from such speeches.
for a historical perspective, check out the clouds for major presidential speeches from 1789 to 2007 (just work that slider thing on top).
seeing this, i'm now curious about all manner of year-by-year historical clouds: the billboard top-40, the american sociological review, the cbs evening news, my post-report card speeches to the kids ...
UPDATE: i just learned about jay's fine post on the '08 cloud at montclair.