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Why Calibrate?

A good friend of mine always says, “Calibration is like getting a teenage boy to brush his teeth… They are always looking in mirrors and may comb their hair a hundred times a day, but never want to take the time in the morning to brush their teeth.”

From my observations, even in the business of test and measurement, it seems that appearances get all the attention and the sound practices of calibration, verification and maintenance are often an afterthought...