Re: A little respect for "unvalidated"

Subject: Re: A little respect for "unvalidated"
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 08:23:06 -0700

If you've not worked in an industry where validation is a process mandated by
law that has enough booby traps that it usually requires training to navigate
rather than a word you can look up in the dictionary or OED, that wouldn't be a
surprise.

Other industries: as previously mentioned, so far I can check off
aircraft/aerospace and medical/biotech/pharma as areas where the definitions I
posted will be readily recognized. It's hit and miss in telecom.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Well that meaning of invalidated carries an exclusion that I don't normally
apprehend. I've never read (or used) the word to mean that you (your product,
service, etc.) had to have previously been in "validated" state.

To me, all it's ever meant is that you have undergone the testing or
verification procedure this time (whether it's the first-ever or the hundredth)
and failed. To me, the key to "invalidated" is only that the attempt has
occurred in the instance where the term is applied. I've never needed
"invalidated" to further assert "has undergone the testing in the past and has
passed/succeeded".

Now I'd wonder if that nuance/baggage carries over to other industries.

What's the OED got to say? :-)

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Follow-Ups:

References:
A little respect for "unvalidated": From: Dan Goldstein
RE: A little respect for "unvalidated": From: Combs, Richard
RE: A little respect for "unvalidated": From: Handy, David
RE: A little respect for "unvalidated": From: Dan Goldstein
Re: A little respect for "unvalidated": From: Robert Lauriston
RE: A little respect for "unvalidated": From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: A little respect for "unvalidated": From: Robert Lauriston
Re: A little respect for "unvalidated": From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: A little respect for "unvalidated": From: McLauchlan, Kevin

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