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To: roadcat

I think one of the worst things about computers is that they have resulted in the generation of mountains of totally useless information. When I think of the place I worked last it still makes me shake my head. The management sat and read reports that were misleading at best and totally useless at worst and made decisions based on those reports while they steadfastly refused to listen to reasoned advice from people who actually knew what was going on.

For some reason the place closed down late last year, seems they were losing money or something like that.


54 posted on 05/03/2009 7:59:40 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Change has come to America and all hope is gone.)
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To: RipSawyer
I think one of the worst things about computers is that they have resulted in the generation of mountains of totally useless information.

I've worked with computers for nearly 40 years, in and out of government. Your words are so true. I've worked with a police department where crime stats were fudged in reports that went to the mayor's office, to achieve political results. You know the motto, "garbage in, garbage out". Usually incompetents feed garbage in, but sometimes it is intentionally fed in. I've seen lots of useless reports, all require teams of programmers and operators to maintain. Government excels at creating useless reports. And government is too stupid to stop this waste of taxpayer money.

56 posted on 05/03/2009 9:46:22 PM PDT by roadcat
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