The ideal plane is flown by a human and a dog. The human's role is to reassure the punters and the dog's role is stop the human touching the controls.
From: IT working group of the Association of Clinical Biochemists [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jonathan Kay [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 15 November 2011 15:59
To: [log in to unmask]; Richard Jones [Pathology]
Subject: Re: Data quality - nothing changes...
The screenshot was supposed to be a lighthearted example.
I've appended a current example.
Another counterexample would be the Airbus flight controls. The 'plane does not simply do what the pilot says. If the inputs are "wrong" the system makes the "correct" decision.
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On 15 Nov 2011, at 15:42, Jonathan Kay wrote:
Some things have changed. I can enter search terms into Google with large numbers of errors in them and it still gives me useful information.
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On 15 Nov 2011, at 13:56, Hallworth Mike (RLZ) wrote:
I'm sure all of us struggle with the quality of data in our systems sometimes.
Just to prove there is nothing new under the sun, I found this quote from Charles Babbage (1791-1871), inventor of the concept of the programmable computer:
"On two occasions I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."