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  •  Could any roll out in which many millions of (4+ / 0-)

    oeople were going to sign up for something go without a hitch or glitch.  I bet not.  And I bet that  time is always needed to absorb so many people into a new system with so many moving parts.  

    •  Could Any Preschool Teacher Come Up with a Scheme (2+ / 0-)
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      to ease people onto the service a few each week by birth month or last name alphabetically?

      My God about 80% of the trouble with this rollout is simpler than a hammer.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Sat Oct 26, 2013 at 07:43:47 AM PDT

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    •  Actually, yes they could have done it (0+ / 0-)

      The complexity of the project is not in how many people would sign up, the software would be the same if 1000 or a million were to sign up.  Today's computers operate at billions of operations a second.

      The complexity is in how many different "things" do you have to do and write code for.  And frankly, signing up for insurance is really nothing compared to the software that is in a high end car today.

      I think the problems was in the procurement process.  There are a gazillion silicon valley companies that could have made this a relatively smooth roll out, but simply were far better at writing good software, than navigating the complex and political procurement process.  Not only do the best companies not win the contracts, often times some of the worst win.

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