Thursday, July 14, 2011

Time to Start Talking About QA...

QA,  or "quality assurance," has been coming up a lot in my conversations, job-seeking - and naturally, thoughts - lately.  Poor QA! No one wants to do it: companies, as a whole, don't always invest much in it and individuals themselves don't necessarily seek it out as a career path -- at least, that's what it feels like.

At the end of the day, QA just ain't that glamorous.

It can be somewhat philosophical, though, and seems to me worthy of inquiry (yes - inquiry into a type of inquiry). QA can be seen as an excellent example of a posteriori knowledge -- and, by virtue of that, reinforce arguments against a priori knowledge, and can even be used in the case against solipsism.

I'll delve into what it all means in the next couple of posts, so stay tuned.

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