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GMScud 01-14-2010 09:42 PM

Ineffective Government? Blame the computers!
 
This irks the ish outta me. They can push through a stimulus package of nearly a trillion dollars yet they can't make sure Washington has the latest technology??? Fail.

How about this quote from Peter Orszag: "It's time to bring the government into the 21st century." Really dude? Shouldn't that have been done 10 years ago, you know, when the 21st century started?

[url=http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/75965-white-house-blames-inefficient-government-on-outdated-technologies]White House budget director blames old computers for ineffective government - The Hill's Hillicon Valley[/url]

Trample the Elderly 01-14-2010 09:52 PM

Re: Ineffective Government? Blame the computers!
 
I stopped listening to what they say. I only look at what they do. If Obama is giving Queen Elizabeth an IPOD than the WH staff can't blame "insert F-Up" on old computers.

GMScud 01-14-2010 09:56 PM

Re: Ineffective Government? Blame the computers!
 
[quote=Trample the Elderly;654958]I stopped listening to what they say. I only look at what they do. If Obama is giving Queen Elizabeth an IPOD than the WH staff can't blame "insert F-Up" on old computers.[/quote]

Granted this article is referencing the current administration, but I wasn't trying to make this a partisan issue really. Bush was in office for 8 years before him when technology was making rapid strides. It's on both of them really.

But to say "it's time to bring the government into the 21st century" a decade after the 21st century started... my God. Come on. Get it together.

Trample the Elderly 01-14-2010 10:01 PM

Re: Ineffective Government? Blame the computers!
 
[quote=GMScud;654959]Granted this article is referencing the current administration, but I wasn't trying to make this a partisan issue really. Bush was in office for 8 years before him when technology was making rapid strides. It's on both of them really.

But to say "it's time to bring the government into the 21st century" a decade after the 21st century started... my God. Come on. Get it together.[/quote]

I'm no apologist for GWB. I heard some jazz this morning about them blaming something on old computers. That's rubish. If it's not it's incompetence. That's all I'm saying.

GMScud 01-14-2010 10:19 PM

Re: Ineffective Government? Blame the computers!
 
[quote=Trample the Elderly;654960]I'm no apologist for GWB. I heard some jazz this morning about them blaming something on old computers. That's rubish. If it's not it's incompetence. That's all I'm saying.[/quote]

Agreed. It's rubbish, incompetence, and totally unacceptable. Technology is not the area to cut corners on spending.

cpayne5 01-14-2010 10:22 PM

Re: Ineffective Government? Blame the computers!
 
There are a lot of old people in government riding out their time to retirement. They like doing things the old way. They don't want change, and they don't care if they're inefficient. The government can't really get rid of people, unfortunately. The second problem I see is that the government ($$$) is spread very thin and really can't pay for cutting edge technology everywhere. My suggestion is to cut the fat, but we all know that that will never happen.

Hog1 01-14-2010 10:58 PM

Re: Ineffective Government? Blame the computers!
 
[quote=cpayne5;654965]There are a lot of old people in government riding out their time to retirement. They like doing things the old way. They don't want change, and they don't care if they're inefficient. The government can't really get rid of people, unfortunately. The second problem I see is that the government ($$$) is spread very thin and really can't pay for cutting edge technology everywhere. My suggestion is to cut the fat, [COLOR=red]but we all know that that will never happen[/COLOR].[/quote]
you are correct............

BDBohnzie 01-15-2010 11:13 AM

Re: Ineffective Government? Blame the computers!
 
Even with streamlined technology, you will still have reoccuring ID-10-T errors...

CRedskinsRule 01-15-2010 11:34 AM

Re: Ineffective Government? Blame the computers!
 
[quote=BDBohnzie;655056]Even with streamlined technology, you will still have reoccuring ID-10-T errors...[/quote]

Those and PEBKAC errors are serious pain in the necks ;)

GhettoDogAllStars 01-15-2010 11:49 AM

Re: Ineffective Government? Blame the computers!
 
[quote=CRedskinsRule;655064]Those and PEBKAC errors are serious pain in the necks ;)[/quote]

A guy I used to work with told me about one of his co-workers who would screw up anything if it had to do with computers. His last name was Werb. So, they would use him for quality control testing, and if the software passed Werb testing and was deemed Werb proof, they knew they were good to go. It's a term I still use today. :)

Monkeydad 01-15-2010 12:05 PM

Re: Ineffective Government? Blame the computers!
 
[quote=GMScud;654954]This irks the ish outta me. They can push through a stimulus package of nearly a trillion dollars yet they can't make sure Washington has the latest technology??? Fail.

How about this quote from Peter Orszag: "It's time to bring the government into the 21st century." Really dude? Shouldn't that have been done 10 years ago, you know, when the 21st century started?

[URL="http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/75965-white-house-blames-inefficient-government-on-outdated-technologies"]White House budget director blames old computers for ineffective government - The Hill's Hillicon Valley[/URL][/quote]

Well, how are they supposed to work when the Clintons removed all of the W keys and stuffed food in the floppy drives?

Monkeydad 01-15-2010 01:06 PM

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47%?!?!?!?!?!?

Geesh.


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