For a while I’ve been considering writing a book on software activity monitoring and resource consumption measurement in the context of application performance optimization, quality of service (QoS)self-regulation and resource management. After reading the book “How to Measure Anything” and reviewing a recent customer dialog on the subject of “How to Meter ….” I might have finally been given the push I’ve long needed. I’m not going to review Douglas W. Hubbard’s inspiring book here but instead give you a blow-by-blow account of the customer interaction in question.