“If challenged, test fans often quote the late Dr. W. Edward Deming, the world-famous quality guru who showed Japanese companies how to build better stuff than anybody else. In his book, “The New Economics,” Deming wrote, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.”
Here’s the whole sentence as he wrote it: “It is wrong to suppose that if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it — a costly myth.”
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Education Outrage: In education, the goal should not be test scores but happiness “Teaching history in school usually spreads propaganda, typically about how great one’s country is.” tags: weekly history quote schrank Millennium Camera Documents Next 1,000 Years Of Change “The camera, which is a relatively simple construct similar to a pinhole camera, is designed to take one long exposure of the Tempe skyline until 3015, when the resulting photograph will go on display at the Arizona State University Art Museum in a month-long exhibition. “ tags: photography technology weekly camera time change tweet BBC News – DR Congo seeks Virunga park boundary change “You, Europeans, you have eaten all your animals,” Joseph Pili Pili, a senior official from the Congolese Ministry of Hydrocarbons, told the BBC, “and now you ask us to turn our backs on money the country desperately needs, the people desperately need, to protect animals?” h/t Harper’s Weekly tags: weekly quote Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
Hitchhiking robot’s cross-country trip in US ends in Philly “With the robot destroyed, Zeller said, she was most concerned about children who loved hitchBOT and followed it on social media. Her team doesn’t plan to release the last photo of it to protect young fans who might be distraught. “I hope that people won’t be too disappointed, too sad,” she said.” tags: weekly usa robot sociology Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.