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March 27, 2003

When PowerPoint goes wrong, the

Daniel Radosh

When PowerPoint goes wrong, the results are usually just dopey, but occasionally deadly -- as the great Edward Tufte shows in this remarkable deconstruction of a slide used by Boeing to lull NASA into a false sense of security prior to the Columbia accident.

If you've never read Tufte's
Visual Explanations
, you don't fully understand the world. (Thanks to ET fan Kevin Guilfoile.)

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