One of the benefits that comes with in-the-wild testing is that you get to see how real people will use your product in real-world conditions. Of course, throughout the course of a test, you’ll find that many people will use your product incorrectly, as was the case with this bloak who mistakenly sent an inappropriate text to everyone in his contact list. Here’s the story from The Register:
A man jailed for 18 months after accidentally sending his BlackBerry Messenger contacts a filthy text intended for just his girlfriend has been freed on appeal.
Craig Evans, 24, a swimming coach from Birmingham, was imprisoned after he sent everyone in his contacts book a note asking for “skin on skin” sex and querying whether they would prefer it “fast or slow”.
But because two of the recipients of the text were girls aged 13 and 14, the message landed Evans in Birmingham Crown Court where he was convicted on two counts of inciting minors to engage in sexual activity. The judge sentenced Evans to 18 months in jail on 27 July
But he was freed from prison last week by the Court of Appeal after his lawyers attempted to overturn the conviction, officials confirmed to The Register. Lord Justice Elias said the blunder was down to “misguided use” of the BlackBerry, the Daily Mail reported.