SVUG #11: What do 'alpha' and 'beta' really mean?

Paul Boutin · 12/20/06 12:07PM

PAUL BOUTIN — Engineers use Greek letters like alpha and beta to be specific. But the fuzzy logic of marketers and magazine editors (me included) has rendered them meaningless. SVUG defines proper jargon after the jump.

Google admits video screw-up

ndouglas · 01/27/06 05:59PM

Google actually apologized for making Google Video so lousy. Marissa Mayer came right out and said "We made a big mistake." Google's already scrambling to promote CBS shows on the front page, as Mayer says it should have done from Day One. Since when does Google apologize for half-baked services? Doesn't beta mean never saying you're sorry?