A little dedication to Sony Records…

“I’m a recall coordinator. My job was to apply the formula. It’s simple arithmetic. It’s a story problem. A new car built by my company leaves Boston traveling at 60 mph. The rear differential locks up. The car crashes and burns with everyone trapped inside. Now: Do we initiate a recall? You take the number of vehicles in the field (A) and multiply it by the probable rate of failure (B), multiply the result by the average out-of-court settlement (C). A times B times C equals X. If X is less than the cost of a recall, we don’t do one.”

In reference to this:  http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/nov2005/tc20051129_938966.htm

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~ by maximkovalenko on November 29, 2005.

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