Has 'Beta' Lost Its Definition?
It seems that every new web application now sports the beta byline. Furthermore, it seems to stay that way for an undeterminable amount of time. This begs the question whether the beta term has lost its definition.
In a post on Napsterization.org, Mary Hodder poses just that question. She also postures that charging for ‘beta’ web services further reinforces the loose definition.
What do you think? Has ‘beta’ lost its meaning?