Monday, February 20, 2012

Three Sigma Blogging

I posted a blog Sunday evening called "Edison in Summertime" about my visit to the Edison-Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, Florida.

My usual format is to write my blogs in Word or Googledocs, edit, wait a day, edit again, insert the pictures and then post.  I generally wait another day and pick up all the edits I missed, despite my earlier best efforts. (God bless real editors.)

This morning I was running on the treadmill, reading the paper on my iPad and decided to edit my blog.  The first thing I noticed is that "Edison in Summertime" was mis-titled--it should have been "Edison in Winter," a play on both his warm weather home and the latter part of his career.

This is what happens when a process is violated, by which I mean: 1) editing on an iPad instead of a computer, 2) editing at a treadmill instead of a desk, 3) editing while running instead of sitting, and 4) editing on an iPad while running on a treadmill.  The Perfect Storm.

I tanked the post.  I still don't know precisely how, but that's the way Quality works: we often can't recreate the problem in the lab.

So I will now put my flimsy, faltering memory to the test and attempt to recreate "Edison in Winter."

But later.  First I need to do "Eric in Winter" for a while.