Where is Logic Today
In the Rear View Mirror: #1 Where Is Logic Today?
“Where is logic today? I have looked everywhere for simple tests to tell me if the grapes are near ripe. “Take them in to the lab. It will only be a day or two, and you will have results to the hundredth place.” I do NOT want to know what the sugar level was two days ago. What good is the hundredths place when it makes no difference in the decision whether or not to pick today. We got rid of this “‘Holy-numbers theory” ten, fifteen years ago in medical testing. There is a place for quick results indicating movement when you can correct problems before they blow-up! (Deep sigh.). Maybe I will have to make my own!
That was the very simple beginning of the saga that is ACCUVIN.
Working for a start-up company in Silicon Valley, CA, hoping to develop a machine that could sit on a doctor’s desk, and, with a few easily taken samples, immediately confirm or suggest a patient’s condition, I was blown away that real-time theory was not part of the wine making industry. The whole industry is making decisions about what should be done now to affect the outcome down the road.
The internet relies on the assumption that real-time information is desirable, being more aware of more things is desirable. What is done with that information are today’s challenges. You do not refuse to gather information because you are not sure what to do with it. Nor do you throw away that part that you are unsure of. You determine what it can possibly show you and use it as a tool. One of ACCUVIN’s earliest mottos is “We do the Chemistry, you do the Magic”. Knowing what is going on in your wine enables you to lead it where you want it to go with the greatest possible success.
This is the greatest secret of manufacturing, manufacturing’s greatest asset, where something wasn’t now something is, and you created it!