“Two nautical miles from our office, on the island of Ven in the middle of the Sound Oresund, you can meet one of the most beautiful examples of information design in world history. This is where it all started, commented a visiting American expert from NASA, the National Aeronautics & Space Administration. He who started it all was Tycho Brahe, the megastar of astronomy in the 16th century. The prophet Tycho and his space observatory collected measurements, millions of numerals, hoping to create a new picture of the world of planets — something like pixels painting the screen you are looking at now.” Note: Unfortunately this link is dead as of Jan 26, 2000.