The New York Times reports that NASA has released a detailed map of the Columbia reentry process. Immediately I go over to NASA.gov and download the map onto my own computer. What amazes me is how easily I can get from the reported story to the real source thanks to the internet. How different this flood of information is from the Challenger explosion staggers me.
From the New York Times: Assessing the Odds of Catastrophe.
But a rapidly evolving set of conceptual and computing tools allow mathematicians, engineers and insurance executives to assess the risk of what are euphemistically known as low-probability, high-consequence events.
The field, known in professional jargon as probabilistic risk assessment, helps companies and government agencies decide whether they are prepared to take the chances involved.
Via OLDaily comes this article on creating metrics for knowledge management. Metrics for knowledge management and content management by James Robertson.