Kids. Remember to Kampaign Karefully: 2012 is the 200th Anniversary of 1812

More importantly, 2012 is the END

Posted by Fat Man at September 6, 2009 6:27 PM

You should see Tufte's presentation on the Challenger disaster, and how a crappy chart detailing O-ring failures and outside was misread at Morton-Thiokol, dooming the astronauts.

Read his books.

Posted by Eric Blair at September 6, 2009 6:39 PM

yeah, but considering the size of the problem..."We're gonna need a bigger boat"...however with global warming just around the corner we shouldn't have to worry about freezing to death.

Posted by Barnabus at September 7, 2009 8:29 AM

Eric - agreed on Tufte. Attended one of his talks in Hartford years ago and the guy is fascinating. Hard to believe a braintrust capable of engineering the SRB would miss what he was able to make so bleeding obvious.

I'd like to see him do a graphic that compares the skyrocketing cost of health care to the corresponding rise in usage of comprehensive health insurance - starting with the federally-mandated HMOs back in the 70s which ignited that rocket.

Posted by goy at September 7, 2009 10:54 AM