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Old July 19 2013, 10:06 PM   #442
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Re: TNG: The Persistence of Memory by David Mack Review Thread (Spoile

But beta testing comes after alpha testing -- that's why it's called that. It's when software that's been through the full development process and had all its features locked is released to the public for usability testing and bug detection. The beta testing for Data would've been after he was built and was having his early interactions with the colonists. You wouldn't have used "Beta" in that sense to refer to an earlier, separate piece of software, let alone hardware.
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