The reading showed how impressive the creativity and knowledge of makers of infographics and maps from the past was, considering they had to manually collect and illustrate data. They needed a deep understanding of the data, the intended audience, and how to present this information in a manner that anyone can understand. Today, computers can process overwhelming amounts of data in moments and create infographics, but a human touch is still needed. This is because computers do not think like a person, and someone with an emotional intelligence is necessary to create an effective and practical graphic.