Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Information Technology Has A Liberal Bias

To be fair, it may just be an anti-Michael Steele bias.

Steele has proposed revamping the RNC website, as follows:

...bottom line is if we haven't done it — let's do it. If we haven't thought of it — think of it. If it hasn't been tried — why not? If it's going to be 'outside the box' — then not only keep it outside the box, but take it to someplace the box hasn't even reached yet.

Flash interfaces can often make mundane tasks exciting, and having Flash developers who understand user behavior will make the site more user-friendly.

No limitations on design; the RNC will be in on the entire process and will ensure everything is to our exact specifications.

How does the Vallywag commenter community view this?

This simply, truly, awesomely can't be real... A client who wants a website in 45 days, yet will be part of the design process the entire time, ensuring specification compliance? Project management 101: FAIL.

If they get a site as current as when "out of the box" might have meant something, it should look a lot like Prodigy.

If that were a private enterprise the people responsible for putting out that RFP would all be fired immediately.

IT: totally in the tank.

1 comment:

Publius said...

In GOP tech circles, that "45 days" time line is being assumed that Steele already has a crew that already made one for him and he's just putting up the public notice to make it look like he's "searching" for someone. GOP techies are scoffing, to say the least.