Walter A. Shewhart Quote
“In other words, the fact that the criterion we happen to use has a fine ancestry of highbrow statistical theorems does not justify its use. Such justification must come from empirical evidence that it works.”
―Walter A. Shewhart
Shewhart, Walter A. (1931). Economic control of quality of manufactured product. D. Van Nostrand Company. p. 18.
Chapter 1, The Overworld - Quotes and text from the Dying Earth novels
Poor Relations. - Last Essays of Elia (1833)
“I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself.”
―David Herbert Lawrence
Self-Pity (1929). Also in: The complete poems of D. H. Lawrence (1971 edition)
Walter A. Shewhart
Born: March 18, 1891
Died: March 11, 1967 (aged 75)
Bio: Walter Andrew Shewhart was an American physicist, engineer and statistician, sometimes known as the father of statistical quality control and also related to the Shewhart cycle.