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The Mom Test

I like the “Mom Test”:http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=3307430 as much as anyone. And I have to say good job for these products that had recently passed:

* “Firefox”:http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/ 1.5 RC3
* “Thunderbird”:http://www.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird/ 1.5 RC
* “Gmail”:http://mail.google.com
* “iPod”:http://www.apple.com/ipod/ with video
* “Flickr”:http://www.flickr.com/

She uses these on a daily basis. Now for some that’s still in the pipeline:

* “LibraryThing”:http://www.librarything.com She likes this, but the appeal is only slightly short of sending “her”:http://www.librarything.com/catalog.php?view=esookdhis into calaloging frenzy.
* “Picasa”:http://www.picasa.com/

And past graduates:

* “Blogger”:http://www.blogger.com/
* “MSN Messenger”:http://messenger.msn.com/ and, before that,
* “ICQ”:http://www.icq.com/

Yeah, cool mom. 🙂