There’s a lot of good from the Web 2.0 movement, but also some pretty silly trends, especially “Beta” sites. That has to be the sorriest and laziest way to explain releasing a bug infested website I have ever seen. If your website has bugs when you release, it’s because you didn’t test it properly, end of story. When we released the latest upgrade of the P2L website, it had bugs. It was our goof, our screw-up and our issue. We took responsibility for the issues and fixed them and that was that… well now webmasters can explain those bugs away just by adding a Beta tag to their site logo! It’s basically a slight step up from having fancy “under construction” logos all over the place.
Anyhow, check out this hilarious article at terminally-incoherent.com.