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Friday math movie - Pivot, by Gary Flake

By Murray Bourne, 26 Mar 2010

Here's yet another interesting TED video.

This time Gary Flake takes us through Pivot, a tool with extraordinary potential for making sense of the huge amounts of information currently being generated.

You can download Pivot from Microsoft Labs here: Download Pivot (requires Windows Vista or Windows 7. Unfortunately, this download failed for me...)

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