That's Why It's Called a Beta!

Sunday, October 01, 2006
During the last week I have had two different people come talk to me about my product. Both of them work for my company so they should both understand the meaning of the word "Beta". I guess the operative word is "should".

In both cases, the individual came to tell me how crappy my product is. In each case they were dealing with Beta software. Now I could take constructive criticism. It is after all a beta and it is used to solict feedback. But in both cases, the individual responded with great indignation and anger that the product didn't work the way that it should.

Seriously folks. If you don't want to be inconveinenced, don't use a BETA product!


Jenny said...

Even I know what a beta is.

Anonymous said...

If I don't like it after using the beta, is it too much to expect it not to totally screw up my OS, making me reinstall XP all over?

That is what happened with IE 7.0 Beta. Talk about a trail of destruction.

Jen said...