Techerous

My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.

August 12, 2014 10:42 pm
Corporate America Hasn't Been Disrupted

It’s hard to say that regulation is what’s making the capital-intensive industries difficult to break into.  Nonetheless, this is a good read and presents a startling image of what is going on.

July 6, 2014 7:28 pm May 21, 2014 9:00 pm
Aneesh Chopra Extended Interview

I wanted to check out the extended interview given how little of it made it on air.  Unfortunately it’s a little disappointing just how much of a politician Aneesh Chopra turned out to be.  He does make a good point and kind of makes it more understandable for non-techies like Jon Stewart to understand why it’s “not so simple” to integrate legacy systems.  However he seems more concerned with proving that they have done things rather than actually answering Jon’s question.  The truth is this is incredibly difficult problem that would take a lot to fix, but it is possible and he seemed to not get that that was the point Jon Stewart was trying to make.

December 9, 2013 7:13 pm November 3, 2013 3:06 pm
HealthCare.gov: How political fear was pitted against technical needs

We cannot sustain this political environment of required opposition and paranoia. 

November 2, 2013 3:01 pm
"But the longer-term story isn’t the rollout and its many severe glitches. No one recalls whether the first batch of Social Security checks was sent on time in the late 1930s. The story that will matter, and linger, is that the Affordable Care Act was the first major law implemented almost entirely online. It’s the template for the future, and rather than using its launch as an excuse to renew attacks on the law, we need to learn what we can because, like this bill or not, it is part of the next wave of government."
October 25, 2013 7:20 pm
Getting to the Bottom of HealthCare.gov’s Flop
October 20, 2013 8:54 pm
Ailing Obamacare site to get a 'tech surge'

Exactly what should have been done from the start.

October 14, 2013 8:49 pm
Why US government IT fails so hard, so often

Not to say I ever thought the government was a good environment for innovation, but I am losing faith in any environment being good for it.  Government and corporations you spend the whole time dealing with political bullshit, bureaucracy and red tape while if you go for for a start-up you have little to no resources and might be out of business tomorrow.  You can’t build something good when half the people in charge are literally fighting against it.

12:05 am
From the Start, Signs of Trouble at Health Portal