If a picture is worth a thousand words, a flexible, extensible, manipulatable model ought to be worth a million. Here's why.

Pictures talk to a different part of the brain than do words. Pictures are much faster; they enable us to see ­– which is different than thinking. When we see something, we often immediately know what to do. Thinking about things takes time. So it is with data. When we have data, we think about it. When we have lots of data, we have to think longer and harder, and it may not be possible to make sense of it. To actually understand data, we have to map it out – ­ somehow visualize relationships. We have to move from words to pictures. That's what anacubis Desktop does.

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