Re: a system that fails spectacularly

2005-12-09 Thread Clive D.W. Feather
Steve Allen said: 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. Actually, it does nothing of the sort.

Re: a system that fails spectacularly

2005-12-09 Thread Clive D.W. Feather
M. Warner Losh said: * A second is represented by an integer from 0 to 61; [...] but this specification follows the date and time conventions for ISO C. Of course, ISO C fixed this misunderstanding many years ago. -- Clive D.W. Feather | Work: [EMAIL PROTECTED] | Tel:

Re: a system that fails spectacularly

2005-12-09 Thread Peter Bunclark
On Fri, 9 Dec 2005, Clive D.W. Feather wrote: boundary than to deal with stuff coming in. In other words, it's easier to only buy widgets from ISO 9000 compliant suppliers than to provide an inbound widget quality test department. From what I understand from some of the recent emails, you

Re: a system that fails spectacularly

2005-12-09 Thread Daniel R. Tobias
On 9 Dec 2005 at 10:42, David Harper wrote: On the other hand, the idea of ISO 9000 compliant Morris dancers is a very funny one. Presumably, they'd have to standardise the size of their pig's bladders. There's a Monty Python sketch just waiting to be written. I'm guessing that their level