Asus hires Buddhist master as chief e-reader tester

Bloomberg is reporting:

Venerable Dharma Master Cheng Yen, 73, leads Taiwan’s largest charity of 120,000 volunteers and teaches Buddhism on her television show. Add to her résumé product tester for Asustek Computer Inc.’s e-book reader.“Because of her patience she can do a better job testing than most,” said Jonney Shih, chairman of the Taipei-based computer maker and honorary board member of Cheng Yen’s Tzu Chi Foundation. “Some ideas were a little bit different from normal usage, but I asked my team to sincerely accept that advice.”


I have to say that this was a first for me, but I think it will turn out to be a good idea. She might bring a more contemplative mindset to the task that the average user lacks.

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