The most interesting discovery reading the National Post's news article on the Throne Speech was the image of the speech content as a word picture, as created using Wordle. Contrary to the popular saying, in the case of the Throne Speech, one picture is worth 6000 words.
Wordle is fun, as you can enter any website address - a good way to see what a blogger is currently talking about - or any piece of text, or the sum total of the links one has tagged in del.icio.us. One can play around with fonts, colours, orientation and create some striking and beautiful word images.
One format that I quite like is the following screen capture of my blog. The colour scheme (yramirP) produces a neat three-dimensional effect when I stare at it on the screen for a few seconds. Of course, that may also be due to the fact that I've been looking at the computer screen all day.