Bangers — and squibs?
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As a conference paper title, "The Army Looks at 100 per cent Inspection of Links" is an eyecatcher. At first I thought it might be something to do with ensuring the quality of the private soldier's breakfast bangers, but the context makes that unlikely.
In fact it's but one title from many in a Chicago gathering whose format suggests that the Americans are taking new forms of quality control very seriously. Something, perhaps, for Europe to take more than a passing interest in? "Automated inspection and product control" is the name of the conference, and the programme suggests that there are more ways of checking product quality than you or I had dreamt of.
(Anyone interested in this threeday October event should contact ITT Research Institute, PO Box 4963, Chicago, Illinois 60680).
After wincing at some of the subjects and terminology I was revived by the.session title "The computer can't replace the inspector".
They haven't taken over yet, then.