These People Will Be Running Health Care Soon

Post by Gregory of Yardale

Designing a handheld device for Census enumerators is something Apple could probably do over lunch. Apple could have come up with a slick little iPhone app that would be inexpensive, elegant, and ergonomic. Blackberry or Palm could have come up with something similar, although maybe not as slick.

But not even Microsoft could have screwed the pooch this badly.

The iPhone as imagined by the government.

The iPhone as imagined by the government.

The device she had strapped to her hand was a Harris HTC, which looks either like the ugliest cellphone you’ve ever seen, or a Palm Pilot designed by the US government. We scrolled through bad, inaccurate maps of the area, which looked like they’d been dumped from an early version of MapQuest, wondering how the ridgeline behind my house had magically been transformed into a navigable road, and talked about the device.

My enumerator was reasonably fond of her HTC – there were serious ergonomic problems, like a power button that tended to get inadvertently pressed when gripping the device, powering it off. And powering on isn’t exactly easy, given a multi-stage security process which requires a fingertip swipe, then a series of three security questions, answered by typing an on-screen keyboard with a stylus.

It gets worse. Much, much, worse. Read the article.

The government is buying 525,000 of these Zunes and handing them out the ACORN “volunteers” to perform the census count that will determine congressional representation and electoral college votes from 2012 to 2022. Doesn’t that fill you with confidence?

Just wait until they start running health care.

At least we don't worry about any government project... or employee... becoming self-aware.

At least we don't worry about any government project... or employee... becoming self-aware.

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3 responses to “These People Will Be Running Health Care Soon

  1. Yes they will! And conservatives need to reach out to our liberal friends well in advance of 2010. Many of Obama’s supporters are losing faith and are getting tired (finally) of being told that all his problems are his fault.

    Obama worship has yielded some awful ideas – like the Obama version of health care.

    Obama worship has gotten us into this trouble. For a cute 12-step recovery plan for Obama supporters, you might hit:
    http://firstconservative.com/blog/top-ten/12-step-recovery-plan-for-obama-supporters

  2. The Doktor

    Well, whoever chose the picture of Cartman and his “Dawson’s Creek Trapper Keeper Ultra Keeper Futura S 2000” got it right on. ACORN will absorb us all. BEWARE!!

    Doktor Doom

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    What’s your sign?

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