Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Inspected by A-12345
Every so often, I find a slip of paper in a new pair of jeans that reads "Inspected by 12" (or something similar). Then I realize that someone, or multiple someones, inspected this product for some level of quality before it was shipped.
What if you looked at the help menu entry for a particular feature and it would tell you who tested it? What do you think you'd notice? Would you attribute the good or bad quality of that feature with that tester's ability? If you were that tester, would you feel pride in a job well done?
I feel somewhat like I'm living 3Ms motto, "We don't make the products you use, we make the products you use better".