Poka-yoke is a Japanese term for a process that is translated in English as "mistake proofing." Various poka-yoke tools and techniques establish a better baseline for error-free processes. The concept of poka-yoke involves limiting the number of possible incorrect options, resulting in fewer (or no) user errors.
Bleeding edge refers to technology that has been released but is still not ready for the general public due to the fact that it has not been reliably tested. Bleeding edge technology is released in beta to early adopters in order to smooth out compatibility issues, user interface problems and other underlying design flaws and bugs that slipped through early testing.
Bleeding edge is part pun and part ranking of the readiness of the technology for market. Bleeding edge technology is on its way to becoming cutting edge technology, after which it becomes leading edge as more companies release competing products. Finally, the technology becomes standard and everyone is on the look for the next big thing.
Bleeding edge technology suggests that a greater degree of risk is involved for the consumers or organizations that adapt it. This risk could take the form of limited support, uncaught problems and compatibility issues to name a few.
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