HealthCare.gov: Team Obama and Its Dysfunctional 500 Million Lines of Code
Big government projects fail because real world business dynamics are absent
October 24, 2013
The Obamaites are scrambling to cover their political posteriors in the wake of the crash and burn of their multi-million dollar fiasco known as HealthCare.gov.
It’s not their fault, Politico insists. Building a complicated website is a difficult thing to do. We are told the site contains 500 million lines of code and it will take time to ferret through it all and patch it up.
500 million lines of code? Really. Windows Vista, the notoriously bloated and slow computer operating system, only had 50 million lines of code.
“If you contract something out and get 500 million lines of code back, there’s no way it’s going to work correctly,” noted Slate’s vice president for technology, Dan Check.