Log4 - Sarah Perkins November 6 2007 ENGRC 335 Log 4 1 The...

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Sarah Perkins November 6, 2007  ENGRC 335: Log 4 1. The Boeing PowerPoint slides give “mixed readings of threat to the Columbia” because the  lower level (and less prominent) bullets listed doubts and uncertainties, while the higher level,  larger text bullets were quite optimistic.  If a reader were to scan the PowerPoint, firstly reading  the more prominent bullets, they would find an optimistic assessment indicating no problem.  Since the bullets are optimistic, and more prominent (theoretically conveying the more important  information) a scanning reader may not continue to lower levels where conclusions were less  optimistic or certain.   The slides were also ambiguous due to the language PowerPoint requires.  Few words will fit on  a PowerPoint slide, so language must be cut down creating ambiguous meanings.  In one line  the slide reads, “…  it  is possible at sufficient mass and velocity.”   It  is referring  to damage to the  left wing
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  • Fall '07
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