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Dashboard Shows Our Open Data Future

Sprint data dashboard

Sprint’s beautiful dashboard is full of widgets showing a glimpse into what’s going on in the world. Among the things it tracks: sticky notes being produced, organ transplant operations, and temperature around the world.

There’s an info pane for each, explaining where the data comes from. Most appear to be based on estimates (nobody is counting each coffee cup as it’s being produced), but what if it really was all live?

If the future of the web is open APIs, this will be possible. What if we all had a dashboard like this, connecting us to the data that matters to us?

[via Daring Fireball]

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