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November 28, 1997 | DAVE WIELENGA
Here is some queuing terminology, as supplied by Richard C. Larson of MIT: Serpentine queues: Single-file lines. Multiple queues: Several single-file lines for related goods and services from many servers. Accordion queues: Lines that are served by increasing numbers of servers as they get longer and decreasing numbers of servers as they get shorter. FIFO: First in, first out. SIRO: Service in random order.
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November 28, 1997 | DAVE WIELENGA
Here is some queuing terminology, as supplied by Richard C. Larson of MIT: Serpentine queues: Single-file lines. Multiple queues: Several single-file lines for related goods and services from many servers. Accordion queues: Lines that are served by increasing numbers of servers as they get longer and decreasing numbers of servers as they get shorter. FIFO: First in, first out. SIRO: Service in random order.
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April 6, 1989 | KATHLEEN DOHENY
In Southern California, they seem to be everywhere--at the post office, the market, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the automatic teller machine, the Saturday night movies. And standing in them leaves us plenty of time to ponder the Big Question: If this is life in the fast lane, why do we spend so much of it waiting in snail's-pace, teeth-grinding lines? Wait in a line just 15 minutes a day, every day, and by year's end you've kissed 91.25 hours (almost four days) goodby.
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April 6, 1989 | KATHLEEN DOHENY
In Southern California, they seem to be everywhere--at the post office, the market, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the automatic teller machine, the Saturday night movies. And standing in them leaves us plenty of time to ponder the Big Question: If this is life in the fast lane, why do we spend so much of it waiting in snail's-pace, teeth-grinding lines? Wait in a line just 15 minutes a day, every day, and by year's end you've kissed 91.25 hours (almost four days) goodby.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1992 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eleven San Bernardino County residents were arrested Wednesday in connection with a money-laundering operation that used more than $1.3 million in marijuana sales to buy real estate and vehicles, authorities said. Four other people who also were charged in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana had warrants issued for their arrests.
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November 19, 1997 | DAVE WIELENGA and SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Let's face it, nobody arrives at the true meaning of the season without waiting in line. "Everyone rushes, trying to beat the crowd," says Jeff Lee, 25, manager of the Wherehouse at the MainPlace/Santa Ana, where he is beginning his eighth holiday season as a retailer. "But usually, they end up being the crowd." That predicament isn't limited to the holidays, of course. Waiting has become the American way, year-round and everywhere--at the store, in our cars and on the phone.
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December 19, 1999 | PETER CARLSON, WASHINGTON POST
This music is driving you nuts. It's so cheerful, it's depressing. It's so bland, it's offensive. Suddenly it stops and you get excited: Could this be an actual human? No, it's just that upbeat On-Hold Man again. "Thank you for continuing to hold," he says. "While we do have an unusually high call volume at this time, we value your call. Please hold for the next available associate." You've heard this message so many times, you've memorized it. You hate On-Hold Man.
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