Today I signed up for Google's Chrome OS Pilot Program hoping to be one of the few testers that gets a "Cr-48" Chrome Notebook. After filling out the form online (took about 15 minutes) and skipping the option to create a video pleading my case, I can say I probably won't get one.
I signed up under business use because technically, as a software tester, I'm not a developer. (Maybe I should have chosen individual?) However I pleaded the case that as a tester for a small software company I'd be using the laptop everyday for a number of web applications that we use internally and externally and that as a software tester I have a unique ability to make things go boom! By that I mean crash. Plus I basically live on the web. (I'm at home right now, done with work and I'm writing a blog post. Ha!).
Now is it just me or is it a little discriminatory to Software Testers (like me) that we weren't included on the list of users? I mean you've got Business, Education, Non-Profit, Individuals and Developers but no Testers!
To sign up for yourself go here.