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 16:15:04 -0700

It refers to something that was previously considered validated and has had its
validation revoked. This may be the result of a routine retest (some things are
required to be periodically revalidated), a retest resulting a challenge filed
against its validation, or a retest triggered by it being involved in an
"incident" that a properly validated product.

Something that has never successfully been validated is "unvalidated,"
regardless of whether it has failed a hundred trials or has never been tested.

Note that "validation" and "valid" are not given the same treatment.
"Validation" refers specifically to the formal process, "valid" does not. So
"invalidated" means that something very, very bad has happened, but "invalid"
does not necessarily.

And yes, it is jargon to someone not in the field. Every term with a specific
meaning in-context is jargon to someone, somewhere.

GeneK


----- Original Message -----
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
>So, "invalidated", in those industries, refers only to items (systems,
>processes, whatever) that have previously been >successfully validated, and are
>in currently validated state when the test is applied... and this time they've
>failed. So, the >named industries have another word that conveys "found to be
>invalid or not validatable, but this was the first-ever >attempt, so it was not
>previously in validated state", yes? What would that word be?



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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
Re: A little respect for "unvalidated": From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: A little respect for "unvalidated": From: McLauchlan, Kevin

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