ok that was totally worth my dipping into this thread. i've just been reading an essay from Audit Cultures<http://www.amazon.com/Audit-Cultures-Anthropological-Accountability-Anthropologists/dp/0415233275/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1270920407&sr=1-4> (the one by Shore and Wright) on auditing and academia (specifically, anthropology, but of course the issues are broader than that and are addressed in that way). The whole TQM thing was of course a huge part of this essay, and so Continuous Quality Improvement. Although, I really don't like how un-transparent your Shagalization logarithms are: transparentize urself! Submit to the Total Quality Panopticon!