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  •  Why is more complex than Kayak, Expedia, (5+ / 0-)

    Travelocity, etc?

    Those sites are pretty damn sophisticated.  I'm a traveler with very particular needs (ie. criteria) -- i enter those, and BAM!  My choice of flights, sorted three different ways if I want.  I can then purchase any of them.  And the site then interacts externally with the airline in question, sending them my purchase info, and so i am now a booked passenger.  And somehow it works!

    Not getting why is inherently 100x more complicated than that.  Maybe twice as complicated, but not 100x as complicated.

    •  Yep, I don't know why it has to be this complex (1+ / 0-)
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      I think that's the whole problem.  It didn't need to be anywhere near as complex as they built it, and now it doesn't work.

    •  Because the airline doesn't have to (4+ / 0-)
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      Brainwrap, vonrobkin, BachFan, Torta

      move to a secure website to verify your birthdate or SS number, or to another secure website to verify your income, or to numerous other websites to find information on which insurance companies are offering which programs at what prices in your state.  I'm pretty sure navigating the security protocols on SS and IRS sites is not a piece of cake, nor will it be good if hackers can easily retrieve all your critical information from  

      It's not quite like buying bras or books online.  

      I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

      by I love OCD on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 08:04:56 AM PDT

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