Talking Points Memo
This Modern World
Working for Change
Book review: Darwinia
Reviewed: Friday, August 11, 2006
Summer reading: Spin
Reviewed: Saturday, August 5, 2006
Reviewed: Tuesday, July 18, 2006
the Omnivoire's Delimma
Reviewed: Wednesday, July 12, 2006
the Golem's Eye
Reviewed: Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Still failing after all these years
Tuesday, January 18, 2005
From the Washington Post (see also here and here)
The FBI said yesterday that a nearly $170 million computer system [known as Virtual Case File ] intended to help agents share data about terrorist threats and other criminal cases is seriously deficient and will be largely abandoned before it is launched.
the FBI has concluded that the system, the latest version of which was provided by Science Applications International Corp. of San Diego last month, is already outdated.
Maybe we'll have a chance to learn something this time... but I doubt it. Of course, the real questions to my mind are "Would doing it in Lisp have helped?", "Would doing this in the culture that Lisp promotes have helped?" and so?