Section 305

Message from the New Haven Section Chair

CHAIR MESSAGE – April 2019

We (ASQ New Haven Section) need your help. If you have ever had the desire to hold a position in the Section, now is the time to come forward. The New Haven Section has been run by the same half-dozen or so people for the past few years and honestly, we’re running out of ideas for meeting subjects and places to hold the meetings. I don’t think that it’s fair to the membership that you are only getting our spin on what’s new and important in the quality field. We are always looking for volunteers to help run the Section, and I promise it does not take too much of your time to help out.
Call me a 21st century Luddite. It’s getting to the point where I’m overwhelmed by technology. I have no desire for a self-driving car or to be on the road with trucks and busses that don’t have a human being behind the wheel. We farm with a tractor that is about twenty years old using the same plow, harrow and other farm implements that my father-in-law used back in the 1950’s. They still work great, and there is nothing to break on them. I got my pilot’s license back in the mid-1970’s navigating with a paper chart held in my lap and calculating time, distance, ground speed, etc. on a “computer” that looked like a circular slide rule. The videos I watch on YouTube now show pilots using iPads and other whiz-bang equipment without a chart in sight. Speaking of YouTube and other similar computer applications, they are the one thing that I can live with as I carry on my Luddite existence. Do you want to learn a musical instrument, fix your toilet, watch crazy Russian drivers slam into each other, check out all the music videos you used to watch, or even learn the latest quality tools and methods? ASQ does have a YouTube site, & everything is out there for the watching. I’d really like to hear your comments on this message and anything else you would like to bring up about our use of technology. Just drop me a postcard, OK?
Bill Folsom, Chair, New Haven ASQ