I rant about the technical issues plaguing the Affordable Care Act enrollment website, how bureaucracy hinders any qualified firm in landing government contracts, and why skillful technologists will never submit themselves to long vetting and procurement processes solely enacted to cover a politician’s ass.
In addition, I laugh at the news media’s attempt to innovate technologically while still getting basic facts wrong in their reporting, explain why Twitter’s deal with Comcast (or any television entity) is a non-starter, and address the societal failure which renders high eBook prices to libraries as a moot point.
Links from this episode:
- Apple’s rumored Oct 22 iPad event
- Why Obama’s Healthcare.gov launch was doomed to fail
- Why US government IT fails so hard, so often
- Fox News hires tiny little humans to work on gigantic iPads
- Twitter Strikes Useless Deal With NBC To Add Failure-bound Feature
- Why TV Execs Are Still Skeptical of Twitter’s Power To Attract Eyeballs
- 7 ways Twitter could make money (beyond cozying up to TV networks)
- The Abomination of Ebooks: They Price People Out of Reading