Points to something i've been saying for the last couple of years - namely that marketing has subsumed any hard sense of empirical quality, and we are merely ensuring that minimum expectations are met (or at least managed).
I'm kinda depressed about the decline of web quality overall. After 9 years (yep) of web testing, I feel ready to throw in the towel.
Its one thing to have the economic conditions, but to work in an environment where quality no longer seems to be a concern is too much.
So: Do I go back to grad school, or go on antidepressants? My Boss chose #2...<g>
Le réalité et toi, vous ne vous entendez pas, n'est-ce pas?
I agree about the overall decline of quality in general.
Right now, the bottom line rules.
My prediction - low quality will be the norm in most every business. Then to compete to be different, one company will emphasize quality, and will become wildly successful. Others will follow suit - until yet again, they will need to cut costs to survive. Out goes the quality!
Right now - we're in a downward trend.......
As to your question - don't go on antidepressants unless its something serious. I've been hearing that they are a hard habit to break!!