Enough periodic tables, already!

Is there any chance we can call a moratorium on "Periodic table of <anything that isn't elements>" charts?

I've just seen too damn many of late. The periodic table of elements (you know, the useful one) serves a very specific purpose, and even its very clever layout can't find anything to do with the "f-block" of elements at the bottom, treating the outcasts like maps of the United States treat Alaska and Hawaii.

I understand that you're capitalizing on the value of referencing a chart that everyone's seen, but there are more clever ways of visualizing, say, typefaces. Be original.

(Speaking of the periodic table, Slate has a really great series of stories about the periodic table.)

Am I doing it wrong?

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