Re: documentation going away
PS: note that I've taken the liberty of giving this thread a title.
I thought the absence of a thread title was part of the "documentation going away".
In the agriculture sector, documentation seems to be an up-and-coming thing. The high-level idea is to have good records, so that outbreaks of food-borne disease can be stopped or prevented. The underlying justification is blame. The packing plant that ground up rats into the hamburger can trace the problem back to feed lot Z where the cows were, which can trace back to shipper Y, which can trace back to Farmer X, who is stuck with the whole burden of showing that his operation didn't initially harbor the disease. The USDA is changing from the use of inspection over to documentation. Easier to inspect. "Yep, there's a file cabinet full of documentation. Everything looks fine here."
I understand it's driven by the quest for globalization. Think Chinese baby formula.
Documentation? Ni-dong jung-gwo hwa ma?
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