Hmm I don't think I'm ever going to finish the summary of the lecture :(
I was flipping through the Sunday Times and I noticed that Telsa was mentioned. Here's a link to the article - Put to the crash-test (registration required and it will be useless after the 13th April 2002).
I'm guessing GNOME has more than one tester but if I'm wrong I take my (red) hat off.
The article raised one question for me though. If companies keep their testers and programmers on opposite sides of the building then what do Alan and Telsa do in their house?