Early Queue theory? ”The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.” – Lewis Carroll
The 401 highway is my favourite example of the problem with Queues. At 100% of capacity it can take easily 3 hours to travel from Waterloo to Toronto. At low capacity it can be done in ~1hr15minutes. Same route, same distance ~1/3 the time.
Sometimes to make a drink that is not full of garbage I mix Sunwarrior and Vega and pour it into my water bottle with a funnel. I noticed that if I just dump the powder into the funnel it clogs. If I sprinkle it in being careful to stay below a certain threshold I am done far faster than dump and fix the clog. Many times faster actually.
Based on the mathematical models (my personal experience verifies it) at about 65% of capacity things start to slow down. The more you try to cram work in the longer it takes to get done. It starts doubling quickly to the point that even a tiny addition halves the throughput.
So explain to me then how pushing for more work to get done makes things faster?
by Michael Badali