I receive so many emails full of marketing-speak and copies of horrible link-bait infoposters I almost overlooked the below email from a fan:
I’m a teacher in Kenya. We struggle to get textbooks and our internet is very slow, but I wanted to thank you for your wonderful site which enables me to share brilliant graphics and thought provoking data with my students. Out here in Sub saharan Africa we sometimes feel a bit peripheral to what is going on in the rest of the world, but your images help our kids to feel in touch (and save busy teachers a lot of time trawling through the net)
<Sigh> It feels so good to know my work here is accomplishing more than providing fodder for snarky graphic designers and bloggers.