wdonzelli at gmail.com
Wed Nov 3 11:26:01 CDT 2010
> Watts Humphrey, known as the "father of software quality testing" died a few
> days ago. He was 83.
Deepest sympathies to the family.
> Favorite story that I enjoy telling: Watts explained how, when MOBIDIC was
> finished and mounted in its 30-foot truck (late 1950s), the Army insisted on
> testing it like any other military vehicle. So they drove the
> computer-truck to the Aberdeen Proving Ground. On two test laps, the
> computer itself came through with flying colors both times. Also on both
> laps, the truck broke down!
Very typical. The Army labs and proving grounds tend to accumulate
with junky trucks that should have been retired. Basically, they are
lowest on the vehicle food chain.
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