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X-To: Tom Moran <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 12:55:16 -0800
Reply-To: Mark Lundquist <[log in to unmask]>
From: Mark Lundquist <[log in to unmask]>
In-Reply-To: Message from Tom Moran <[log in to unmask]> of "Wed, 15 Mar 2000 11:06:36 MST." <[log in to unmask]>
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Good point, Tom.

From:  Tom Moran <[log in to unmask]>

> Seriously, it may take hundreds of years to get enough data to prove,
> at the 99% level and without a shadow of a doubt, that X is true.  But
> even knowing that X is more likely true than not, is *useful*
> information.  While we wait for certainty, people *are* making
> decisions that are more likely bad than good, based on their
> conclusions, statistically valid at *very* low confidence, from single
> circumstance anecdotes.


Mark Lundquist
Senior Software Engineer
Rational Software
Development Solutions Business Unit
UNIX Suites Group
Aloha, OR, USA