Sunday, July 27, 2008



A thing’s been going around that seems like fun, so I’ll do it. My IBM Research colleague Jonathan Feinberg developed a “toy for generating ‘word clouds’,” and he called the toy “wordle”. You can go to the wordle site and create your own out of whatever text you want — go ahead, paste in the text of Hamlet, or T.S. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.

Anyway the thing that’s going around is to put your résumé in, and post the result to your blog. Here’s mine (click for full size, as usual):

My résumé as a wordle

And, for extra credit, here’s the result of having given it my main blog page, back on the 5th of July:

My blog as a wordle

Well, hey. It is fun, and it’s easier than writing something today.