2015年8月13日才知道The Cosmos Club 出版刊物。1986年4月19日Ford公司董事長 P. B. Peterson 訪問 W. Edwards Deming，以題目 The management theories of W. Edwards Deming.
Petersen, P.B. (1995), Reflections About W. Edwards Deming, monograph, Johns Hopkins University, Bahimore, MD.
Science Times: March 3, 2009
In a Lonely Cosmos, a Hunt for Worlds Like Ours
By DENNIS OVERBYE
A new spacecraft is about to embark on a mission to find other planets like Earth.
這Cosmos 是希臘以還的觀念 相對的就是我們稱之渾沌的◆【対】chaos
━━ n. 名（the 〜） （秩序整然たる）宇宙; 秩序, 調和/ 〔秩序ある体系としての〕宇宙｛うちゅう｝
美國首府的The Cosmos Club ，我一定讀 Deming的作品就知道它。
所以約1999我翻譯到 Herbert Simon的回憶錄 Models of My Life 時， 提到年輕壯遊到過此地，
2008年我問 Bill Scherkenbach 一困擾我的問題：
Deming 博士 1978年來台講學時，沒提到他在準備一本後來取名 Quality, Productivity and Competitive Position 的書。它究竟何時成書的呢？
Bill 回信之一部分 (我看過一張 Bill 與WED 在這俱樂部內部的合照)
Quality, Productivity and Competitive Position came out of the notes he used for teaching a course at George Washington University. He probably started writing it in the late ‘70s. Before 14 Points.
As his student, and because I lived in the Washington DC area, I would meet him for lunch as his guest at the Cosmos Club and discuss his latest thoughts and questions. I helped him on QPCP by making comments on the manuscript. I think he wanted a younger person’s opinion.
The Cosmos Club 沒出現在 ootc和 tne 兩書中。
不過一本紀念他的文集 Deming: The Way We Knew Him( 編作者：Frank Voeh) 中，多次提到它。
The Cosmos Club is a social club founded in Washington D.C. by John Wesley Powell in 1878. Clarence Edward Dutton, Henry Smith Pritchett, William Harkness, John Shaw Billings were original members. Among its stated goals is "The advancement of its members in science, literature, and art".
Its members have included many recipients of the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize and Presidential Medal of Freedom.
HistoryThe Club originally met in the Corcoran Building on the corner of 15th and F Streets, Northwest, but moved to Lafayette Square in 1882. Eventually, the Club occupied the Tayloe and Dolley Madison Houses on the Eastern side of the Square, and razed two rowhouses between them for additional space. Prompted to relocate by the Federal government, the Club moved to the Townsend mansion at the intersection of Massachusetts and Florida Avenues in Northwest Washington in 1952.
Since 1887, the regular meeting place of the Philosophical Society of Washington has been the assembly hall of the Cosmos Club, now called the John Wesley Powell auditorium. The National Geographic Society was founded in the Cosmos Club in 1888.
For its first 110 years, the Cosmos Club did not permit women members, and forbade female guests to enter by the front door or to enter rooms reserved for members. In 1988, the Washington D.C. Human Rights Office ruled that there was probable cause to believe that the club's men-only policy violated the city's anti-discrimination law. The Office was ready to order public hearings on the case, which could have resulted in the loss of all city licenses and permits if the all-male policy had continued.
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References^ Cosmos Club Official Site
- Presidents in the Cosmos
- Spaulding, Thomas M. (1949). The Cosmos Club on Lafayette Square. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmos Club.
- Crossette, George (1966). Founders of The Cosmos Club of Washington, 1878. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmos Club.
- Washburn, Wilcomb E. (1978). The Cosmos Club of Washington : a centennial history, 1878-1978. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmos Club.