Data, asking questions, and disaster (the Thiokol graph)

The following two graphs are well-known; I was talking about them in class today.  The Thiokol engineer’s ‘chart” was unreadable, and so symptomatic of a culture of not really asking questions that challenged higher-ups.







Here is a version of graph (there are now many) that might have stopped the launch.


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Economist at Santa Clara University and Director of Friends of African Village Libraries.
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