Why is ‘x’ the unknown?

I have always believed that history was important. And if you are in the quality field or more specifically a Lean Six Sigma person it is hard to believe that “X” is not important to you. Why is ‘x’ the symbol for an unknown? In this short and funny talk, Terry Moore gives the surprising answer.

About Ted: TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes.

About Terry: Terry Moore directs the Radius Foundation in New York, which, as its website says, "seeks new ways of exploring and understanding dissimilar conceptual systems or paradigms — scientific, religious, philosophical, and aesthetic — with the aim to find a world view of more complete insight and innovation. The Radius Foundation is a forum for different views."

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