Technology run amok Changes show programmers were forced to play politics. But we’re still all arguing about the wrong thing

Much of the criticism around has focused on the initial decision to force visitors to complete an application before they could see health care plan pricing.  Critics say so-called “anonymous shopping” was killed late in the design process for political reasons. A completed application is required to determine each [Keep reading]


Agile, waterfall, Brooks’ Law, and 94% failure rates — there’s lots to learn from troubles

The troubles with the Obamacare website offer this side benefit: consumers are learning a lot about the debate between “waterfall vs. agile” software development. During the next several weeks, we’ll probably learn about Brooks’ Law, too. I wish we were learning the word “pretotype.” And perhaps, we’ll learn about The [Keep reading]