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'Incomprehensible failure' – Canada's $1bn Phoenix payroll IT fiasco torched by auditors

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Complexity, puh.

The basic functionality is only just out of reach of a Spreadsheet.

Due to widespread reading comprehension issues, I'll restate it again more clearly: The basic functionality *is* clearly out of reach of a Spreadsheet, but not by a wide margin on a Log scale. Perhaps 10:1 ratio, roughly. In the late-1970s, this function might have been coded up in BASIC and run on a TRS-80. The month's data would probably fit onto a 5.25-inch floppy.

Same folks were presumably involved in the aborted 'Long Gun Registry', another billion-dollar Canada government IT boondoggle. Yes, there is a trend.

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