Prepare to be underwhelmed.


In which I try to map a simple subject and find out it is actually complicated and I probably missed a bunch of information.

This week, we needed to use Knight Lab’s Storymap — I chose to map the history of the potato because a few years ago, I was shocked to discover the beloved Irish potato was not actually native to Ireland. The things they don’t teach at school.

Turns out the potato moved around quite a bit, so I simplified its journey and cut the history off at Ireland to prevent making the same mistake I made last week, and getting in too deep.

“Patates” by Scott Bauer, USDA ARS, Public Domain via Wikipedia.


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