Oh for the days when we could actually achieve something
When I started out in this broad area of work, if someone could sensibly describe their requirement and the data involved, we could deliver a system that worked.
Yet here we are with a contact tracing requirement that can be defined in a paragraph and the entire industry in the west, supposedly working together, has delivered nothing except endless discussion of privacy issues while real people are actually dying. And this literally months after the South Koreans have their app up and running.
What if the virus was ten times more dangerous, or if it was seventy times more deadly for IT developers than it was for our parents rather than the other way around? What then? Would we still be watching people having this tortuous discussion until there was no one left to be discuss anything.