Subject: Columbia/Challenger
From: Jeanne Rescigno <jeanne -at- valuenyc -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2003 13:30:19 -0500

At 10:17 AM 2/4/2003 -0700, J. Ressler wrote:

our first class the prof handed us a packet of paper and said "This is why
technical communication is important."
It summarized o-rings, temperatures, and the engineers that protested the
launch. I have never forgotten that, probably never will.

You can review it in Visual Explanations, by Edward R. Tufte (Pub. Graphics Press). Read it and weep. He makes a very convincing case that a more effective presentation of data would have cancelled the launch.



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