Friday, December 3, 2010
Jessica Biel warfighter pics?
All of the ex-military personnel in my office were up in arms this week about an e-mail that went around with specs for and pictures of three carriers and the new fighter jet. Apparently, all of the pictures in the e-mail came from the movie Stealth which stars Jessica Biel. All of the specs in the e-mail were accurate. The images, too, were the described crafts; but they were all shots from the movie. The information was true but the origin of the photos was intentionally left out. Recipients of the e-mail felt that their intelligence was underestimated. Not to mention that they were all totally annoyed with the guy who sent this to everyone on the base. I guess the moral of the story here is to be aware of your audience - something I know we've gone over a thousand times. This case illustrates that your audience is the key to you not looking stupid. Because the person who sent this e-mail? He looks really stupid.