scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Membership Input
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG
Wed Jun 21 1972 - 08:44:22 CDT
On Mon, 19 Jun 2000, Joyce and Jerry Johnson wrote:
> feedback from the mildly disaffected is the best prediction of the
> disaster looming just over the horizon. We need to look at both
> sides of the penny.
As Cassandra's reincarnation (g), I have to agree here. Far too many
organizations do their concept testing on a much too limited scale. If a
problem crops up once every 10,000 keystrokes, it'll be found by a bad
typist putting out 50,000 keystrokes a lot faster than by a good typist
putting out 500 keystrokes in the same time frame. If a problem crops up
anytime you need to type, say, Prussia with the German "beta" in the
middle, don't hand it to a Japanese firm to test. If you're testing for
waterproofing, a campsite in the Sahara isn't the best place to do it,
and if you're testing sunscreen, the sewers of Paris won't prove anything.