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  Thursday, March 27, 2003

Edward Tufte Tears Into a PowerPoint Slide.

Edward Tufte shreds a PowerPoint slide concerning the possible tile damage on the Columbia. My favorite point: The slide features 6 different levels of hierarchy used to classify, prioritize, and display 11 simple sentences. And then there's the little bullet (5th level down) that says that the debris that struck the Columbia was 640 times larger than the data used to test the model. Nothing like a critical detail given fifth priority.

[Signal vs. Noise]

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"It doesn't make a difference what temperature a room is, it's always room temperature."  

Steven Wright. [Quotes of the Day]

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Maybe not, but Peter Merholz couldn't stay away.

Welcome back Peter. .... Welcome back Peter. [Digital Web Magazine - What's New]

Peter is Program Adviser for DUX2003, among other noteworthy activities:

The return of Peterme. I'm glad to see Peter back in the saddle. His thoughts have been a constant source of reflection, controversy, and insight for the IA community, and it's good to have him posting on SIGIA and starting to blog again. [ia/ - information architecture news]

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