[time-nuts] HP quality
asmagal at fc.up.pt
asmagal at fc.up.pt
Mon Sep 12 00:30:19 UTC 2011
Forgive me for spoiling the list with my tears.
Day after day, I feel that everybody is pretending to be God: aiming
to create again the world. Instead of endeavouring to improve what
exists already. It is absolutely mandatory to tell "I did it" (even if
it is worse than it was before...)
Things are working very bad, or not working at all. My wife calls me
a dozen times per day because the ADSL connection is not working.
I can't maintain a sustained conversation with my cellular telephone.
It do not send (or do not receive) international SMS, either.
Computers crash without any presuntive reason.
Satellite television is sometimes a Rio de Janeiro mosaic carnaval.
Isn't it a shame for us engineers of today, after the novel heritage
that we received from our parents?
Best and very sad regards from Portugal,
Isn't it a shame Quoting Bruce Lane <kyrrin at bluefeathertech.com>:
> Six-sigma disease was all over the place, unfortunately. I spent
> seven years with Motorola, in their former Communications Sector,
> and it always felt like we spent more time on politics and "quality
> meetings" than we did actually doing what we were, supposedly, hired
> to do (fix things!)
> Boeing was just as bad, if not worse. Spent six years there, mostly
> in computing support. Upper management got all excited about some
> bizarre book called "Who Moved My Cheese?" and something equally
> bizarre called "Tiger Teams."
> I suppose it all meant something to the paper-pushers. To those of
> us on the tech/engineering side, it was worse than useless as it
> tended to distract from doing a good job.
> As for "ISO 9001" or whatever -- Don't even get me started!
> Keep the peace(es).
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> On 11-Sep-11 at 19:03 mikes at flatsurface.com wrote:
>> At 05:10 PM 9/11/2011, Jim Lux wrote...
>>> that's a classic quote from Deming
>> Was it Deming, or the follow-lings who decided that "six-sigma" is
>> really 4.5 sigma, because the former isn't realistic (or isn't
>> alliterative)? A former employer put me through that BS, along with ISO
>> 900*, which amounts to "you can make crap, as long as you document it
>> and try to do better."
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