Bagdikian’s Observation

Trying to be a first-rate reporter on the average American newspaper is like trying to play Bach’s ‘St. Matthew’s Passion’ on a ukulele.

In my post this week I talk about testers and investigative reporters having very similar responsibilities.  If a tester is stuck in an average or mediocre company, it will be very difficult for him or her to push forward and become a great tester.

My high school band director put this in another way:

Once you lick the lollipop of mediocrity, you will suck for the rest of your life.

I have ordered Ben Bagdikian’s book The New Media Monopoly to see if he has any other insights on the flow of information that can be applied to testing. I’ll let everyone know if I find anything.

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