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An inside look behind Romney's loss: An epic failure of its Orca big-data app | Computerworld Blogs


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wow... just.... totally unsurprising.

Which part of this was unsurprising?

The system was designed to identify likely Romney voters who had not yet voted on Election Day, and then get them to vote. But it continually crashed and people didn't know how to use it.

Just that it was bad software? Or something else?

 Culture difference... going corporate consultants vs. obama's lean startup team.

And that the GOP yet again shoots it's own foot.... 

I like this part:

"Working primarily as a web developer, I had some serious questions. Things like 'Has this been stress tested?', 'Is there redundancy in place?' and 'What steps have been taken to combat a coordinated DDOS attack or the like?', among others. These types of questions were brushed aside (truth be told, they never took one of my questions). They assured us that the system had been relentlessly tested and would be a tremendous success." 

This is the attitude since Bush era to just have faith in future success and don't bother with the details. This is big corporation attitude. Why bother: if this thing works,  I'll get the bonus, if not, it's not my fault...

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