On Wed 2005-12-07T14:56:35 +0000, Markus Kuhn hath writ: > As a general-purpose management standard, ISO 9001 obviously says > nothing about how you have to handle leap seconds. ISO 9001 does not > even specify any particular level of quality. All it does is tell you > how you must document what level of quality you are producing and what > you do to make sure it remains the same for all instances of the same > product.
This became a long-running joke in the morris dance community. A few years back some English town councils decided to become ISO 9000 compliant. That required them to ascertain that all of their sub-contractors were also compliant. This extended to morris sides who were to be remunerated for dancing their traditional dances outside pubs at town festivals. Despite having done such for uncounted decades, the morris side leaders suddenly had to fill out forms describing their own quality control processes. Most of those forms came back to the town council stained with beer and chips. -- Steve Allen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> WGS-84 (GPS) UCO/Lick Observatory Natural Sciences II, Room 165 Lat +36.99858 University of California Voice: +1 831 459 3046 Lng -122.06014 Santa Cruz, CA 95064 http://www.ucolick.org/~sla/ Hgt +250 m