Monday, February 20, 2012
Three Sigma Blogging
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.
Posted by Eric B. Schultz