Testing Is Too Expensive @AC
I was (probably) reliably informed yesterday that such things as research, i.e reading a suitable book on the subject and the likes of testing are 'rather too expensive'. The widespread view is that is better to get the device built and out there. Then let someone else do the research and testing then tell you what you should do to correct the weak device you produced. After that you can then correct the errors you made, but only if you feel like being so 'kind'.
At least in this case the maker/sponsor did most of the right thing.