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Mon Apr 6 13:54:13 PDT 2009

On Monday 06 April 2009 08:57:28 Mike McCarty wrote:
> You are displaying complete ignorance of what the terms
> "Quality Control" and "Version Control" mean. I suggest that
> you study a little bit.

Why do you want to be insulting? That is rude and abrasive.

When I used the word geek I was not being insulting because I do not 
regard the term geek as insulting or degrading, although some do.

I regard the word as a complement even when I know some one meant it 
as an insult.

Did you mean quality control or quality assurance?

I was implying both and I was never implying messing up or changing 
version control.

Everyone reading my posts assumed I was talking about version 

quality control

Quality control (QC) is a procedure or set of procedures intended to 
ensure that a manufactured product or performed service adheres to 
a defined set of quality criteria or meets the requirements of the 
client or customer. QC is similar to, but not identical with, 
quality assurance (QA). QA is defined as a procedure or set of 
procedures intended to ensure that a product or service under 
development (before work is complete, as opposed to afterwards) 
meets specified requirements. QA is sometimes expressed together 
with QC as a single expression, quality assurance and control 

In order to implement an effective QC program, an enterprise must 
first decide which specific standards the product or service must 
meet. Then the extent of QC actions must be determined (for 
example, the percentage of units to be tested from each lot). Next, 
real-world data must be collected (for example, the percentage of 
units that fail) and the results reported to management personnel. 
After this, corrective action must be decided upon and taken (for 
example, defective units must be repaired or rejected and poor 
service repeated at no charge until the customer is satisfied). If 
too many unit failures or instances of poor service occur, a plan 
must be devised to improve the production or service process and 
then that plan must be put into action. Finally, the QC process 
must be ongoing to ensure that remedial efforts, if required, have 
produced satisfactory results and to immediately detect recurrences 
or new instances of trouble.

quality assurance

In developing products and services, quality assurance is any 
systematic process of checking to see whether a product or service 
being developed is meeting specified requirements. Many companies 
have a separate department devoted to quality assurance. A quality 
assurance system is said to increase customer confidence and a 
company's credibility, to improve work processes and efficiency, 
and to enable a company to better compete with others. Quality 
assurance was initially introduced in World War II when munitions 
were inspected and tested for defects after they were made. Today's 
quality assurance systems emphasize catching defects before they 
get into the final product.


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