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Dear Neumann: Reputation
Author: Posted by JE
Date: 02/05/2004
Recently the pinboard has become quite polarized (pun not intended). Largely this is a synergistic effect created by folks taking 'unshakable' positions. And it has involved people who have an admitted asociation with Neumann (like Mike Pappas) and others who don't.
You cannot expect to uphold your reputation if the people you select for testing are your evangelists. You should use your testers for development, and leave it to disinterested users or marketing departments to make your case in the market.
When testers become sellers, 'shills', or part of an internet 'buzz,' all objectivity is lost, and the Neumann name becomes, shall we say, 'less stearling.'  
Posted by JE
02/05/2004
 
Posted by JE
02/05/2004
 
Posted by M. Schneider / Neumann
02/05/2004