APPENDIX B: Special Instructions for Automated Measurement, Connected Devices, and the Internet of Things


Many people intuitively think that data created “by computer” or some automated measurement device is far superior to data created by humans. I’ve not done a careful study, but in my experience this is not the case. Consider the clock on my office file cabinet. This clock synchronizes itself at 1:00 AM every day using a time signal sent out by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, from Fort Collins, Colorado and has an advertised precision in the fraction-of-a-second range. You’d think I could trust it.

Not so. ...

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