Product Research (fwd)
jclaeson at cs.washington.edu
Wed Oct 23 14:59:47 PDT 2002
Yeah, it must be fishy if it's from MS right? They probably just want
all the linux haxors to come by so they can whack em and dispose of them
in Lake Sammamish.
Uhhh, yeah right. I've heard of Eric Clausen through a friend who works
for MS Research... MS does usability tests for competitors products all
the time. Part of why they are so successful is because they are always
looking for what people like the most.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: LINUX-owner at u.washington.edu
[mailto:LINUX-owner at u.washington.edu]
> On Behalf Of BoBB
> Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 2:56 PM
> To: UW Linux Group
> Subject: Re: Product Research (fwd)
> "Hey all you linux users. This is microsoft that company that hates
> and free software. How would you like to participate in a "research
> grtoup" here. You can come whenever you want. And you'll get a "gift"
> Sounds a little fishy to me :P Talk about eliminating the competition!
> On Wed, 23 Oct 2002 14:33:53 -0700 (PDT)
> "Z. Frazier" <zfrazier at u.washington.edu> wrote:
> > got this today. fairly vague. but may be interesting for some.
> > -zach
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 09:48:16 -0700
> > From: Eric Clausen <ericc at winse.microsoft.com>
> > To: linuxug at u.washington.edu
> > Subject: Product Research
> > Greetings, I found your name listed as the contact for your SIG
> > GLUE web site (http://www.ssc.com:8080/glue/groups/us/washington)
> > Reason for my mail, I work in the Usability Research group here
> > Microsoft. We have a research study taking place next month
> > product team would like to invite Linux users and developers to
> > participate. The study should run about two hours (scheduled at
> > particpant's convenience) and we offer all individuals a great
> > our way of saying "Thanks.".
> > Would there an appropriate way available to make this offer to
> > membership (web posting, newsletter, meeting, etc.)?
> > Thanks for your consideration,
> > Eric Clausen
> > Project Manager: Research
> > 425-706-2607
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