Wired.com ran their smart list today. If you aren't familiar with it or don't care, at least check out the great press fellow software tester, entrepreneur, and social innovator Thorkil Sonne is getting for Specialisterne here:
While you're at it, why not digg it!
I know there is a lot that we testers disagree about, but if there is
one thing we should be able to agree upon, it's that Thorkil,
Specialisterne, and the very special people they serve deserve our
support and best wishes. I can only hope that this is the spark that
get's this (and other such, responsible programs) moving globally.
While that would certainly make me happy for Thorkil, the real winners
when this takes off will be those who would finally find themselves
filling jobs well suited to their skills, those who are reluctantly (and
often poorly) doing those jobs now, and their employers who can
reassign those reluctant folks to something *they* are better suited for
and will complain about less (we all hope) .
Congratulations Thorkil & Specialisterne!!!
Chief Technologist, PerfTestPlus, Inc.
Co-Author, Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications
Author, Web Load Testing for Dummies
Contributing Author, Beautiful Testing, and How To Reduce the Cost of Testing
"If you can see it in your mind...
you will find it in your life."