[Computer-go] OmegaGo

David Ongaro david.ongaro at hamburg.de
Wed Apr 20 11:17:08 PDT 2016


Some of "Dr. Browns" pamphlets remind me of Herman Hesse's Steppenwolf. But Hesse's text was much more refined and enjoyable to read, so I think "SPAM" is a fitting categorisation.



> On 20 Apr 2016, at 00:57, Michael Markefka <michael.markefka at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Can I flag this as spam?
> 
> On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 11:23 PM, djhbrown . <djhbrown at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 6D out of the blue is no mean achievement,...  60+ years ago, the
>> market for gizmos in UK was flooded with cheap Japanese copies of
>> European products; but whilst innovation and product quality
>> improvement by European manufacturers faded as their fat cat owners
>> complacently went cocacola-soaked soft,  Japanese industry, unlike its
>> USA counterpart, was listening attentively to the wise words of
>> W.Edwards Deming (eg [1,2]) and beginning to improve the reliability,
>> efficiency and efficacy of its products, and by about 30 years ago,
>> Japanese engineering was the equal or better of even German
>> technology.
>> 
>> Korean, Formosan and Hong Kong e-tigers followed hotfoot in Japan's
>> footsteps, and now the same thing is happening in China, so we can
>> expect to see a vast array of Shanghai-teenager-bedroom-produced
>> shanghaied miniclones of Alpha, most with unimaginative copycat names
>> like Beta, Eta, Theta, AIota etc, skulking around the corridors of the
>> Internet, all of which will at first be cheap imitations, but sowing
>> the seeds of in-house and inter-house R&D quality circles, so that
>> their own descendants will before very long become to Californian IT
>> as Japanese fuel-efficient reliable engines are to US unreliable
>> gas-guzzlers.
>> 
>> Watch out Google Cloud byte-guzzlers, teenage rebels with the lessons
>> of Deming in their notebooks, who have learned from history and from
>> the sterling modus operandi of Steve Jobs and Uncle Tom Cobley et al,
>> are on their way up your Jacob's ladder...
>> 
>> 1.  Charles A. Barclay (1993) Quality Strategy and TQM Policies:
>> Empirical Evidence.
>> MIR: Management International Review Vol. 33, Strategic Quality Management.
>> 2.  http://asq.org/learn-about-quality/total-quality-management/overview/deming-points.html
>> 
>>>> Anybody knows who is the author of BetaGo? It is playing with account
>>>> GoBeta on KGS, and is 6d.
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