Fun_People Archive
15 Jan
Those ignorant beta testers...

Date: Sun, 15 Jan 95 18:54:41 PST
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: Those ignorant beta testers...

Forwarded-by: bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: (Sam Leffler)
Forwarded-by: (Chuck Narad)
Forwarded-by: (Maddi Hausmann Sojourner)

In article <>, writes:

Rule for software developers:
	Never stand over the shoulder of a beta tester.

    Once, I was watching Jane test the latest version of our software.
When a message appeared on the screen, "Press any key to continue", Jane
pressed the letter 'j'.

    I thought I was going to have heart failure.

    "JANE!" I screamed, "Why did you press J?!!?"

    "It said any key."

    "Yeah, but... when programmers say any key, they mean the space bar!"

    At which point my fellow programmer looked at me and said,
    "We do?  I thought we meant enter."

[=] © 1995 Peter Langston []