We’re kind of thinking of it as a tech ‘surge’ – Obama Admin. Did they not understand the Mythical Man Month?


“We’re kind of thinking of it as a tech ‘surge,’” an HHS official told POLITICO.


One wonders if the “geniuses” in charge of HealthCare.gov are experienced in software engineering or software design.  They need to read the classic on Software Engineering/Computer Science/Computer Engineering, the Mythical Man Month.

The summary: Fred Brooks, then at IBM, added more programmers to a project falling behind schedule, a decision that he later concluded had, counter-intuitively, delayed the project even further.  This concept is nearly 40 years old and is a staple of most good major Computer Engineering/Computer Science programs.

Does the media not care?  No, they are just buying the stupidity coming from Washington hook, line, and sinker.