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is_the_new_network_graph.gif
a network diagram which documents every instance of the phrase "is the new" encountered from various sources in 2005. it is intended to map the iterations of a peculiarly common marketing and literary device. (luckily, "awake is the new sleep").

[link: thediagram.com|via TomC]

see also visuwords graphical dictionary & javascript visual wordnet

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Inspired by this, but dismayed at "sources from 2005", I decided to bring it up to date with 160 results from searching Google for "is the new" and "* is the new *". Mostly, I was exploring ways of capturing the data and redering the graph automatically using the Graphviz tool, 'Neato'.

Results at http://rooreynolds.com/2007/09/08/x-is-the-new-y/

Sun 09 Sep 2007 at 10:44 AM
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