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QUALITY

But one should not be too right if one wants to have those who laugh on one’s own side; a grain of wrong actually belongs to good taste.

—Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

Whatever deeds arise in accord with the virtues are not done justly or moderately if they are merely in a certain state, but only if he who does those deeds is in a certain state as well: first, if he acts knowingly; second, if he acts by choosing and by choosing the actions in question for their own sake; and, third, if he acts while being in a steady and unwavering state.

—Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics

The IT world has a strange relationship with quality. Think about it. Virtually everything we do is based on the assumption of failure. To quote Hunter and ...

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