Hans Rosling died at 68. He was a Swedish physician and statistician. His TED talks made him a celebrity because he was able to take complex ideas, with vast data sets, and present them in clear comprehensible forms. When I was teaching and wanted my students, 6th graders, to present their ideas with data, I would model a presentation in the style of Rosling to give them an idea of how to make the data clear to the audience. He was a master of clarity.

More on Rosling: https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-02-08/one-man-s-quest-for-statistical-truth

Professor Irwin Corey died at 102. His obfuscatory linguistic prowess was beyond the clarity and reproach of Dogberry. Write that down. He was so attuned to the eggrigously inhibitory elucidations of the pseudo punditry that he presaged the alternative factual vacuousness of today by decades. It is a shame that he lived to eat ice cream and egg drop soup during the age that his coefficient of confabulation expelled exponentially became the aggrieved norm.

More on Corey: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/07/513879165/the-worlds-foremost-authority-has-died-p

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