Tim Eck teck11@embarqmail.com
Sun, 19 Jan 2014 15:08:46 PST
I just joined the list a few days ago and have looked at this string with
interest because of the wisdom and experiences evident in the contributors.
Prior to retirement I had been subjected to various manufacturing quality
systems as an auditor and an auditee and I can verify that they can give you
an appreciation of the myriad ways of screwing things up but cannot in
themselves improve quality.  I was actually forced to destroy ten years of
laboratory data by an auditor whose interpretation was reversed a week
later.  It is interesting to note that the very thing that makes the
information most secure - wide distribution among independent agents - is
the same thing that prevents good control of revisions.
At the risk of asking questions that were addressed before my enlistment,
How would Wikipedia control it? and Why aren't we doing it in Wikipedia?

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