[LINK] Outsourcing Whitewash Announced
Wed, 8 Nov 2000 14:48:58 +1100 (EST)
On Wed, 8 Nov 2000 email@example.com wrote:
> Since the industry has said, loudly and often, "you wouldn't understand it" to
> anybody who tries to intrude on its patch, isn't it just a little disingenuous
> to complain that "the minister doesn't understand it"?
Just the opposite. I am quite genuine when I complain that our science minister
(ficticious example - but applicable to Canada!) does not understand
the first thing about science. How on earth can he make informed policy decisions
if he is a science dunce?
"Via his advisor" is the answer I often hear. Ah, then the minister is an innocent
naive lamb, prey to the wolves of hidden agendas and invisible lobbying attempts.
It is balderdash to blame IT specialists on the complexity of computing
systems, just as it is ridiculous to blame medical staff for the
complexity of caring for the human body, esp. in areas of surgery and cure.
It is further balderdash to claim that computing professionals (I include
myself here) have proclaimed "you wouldn't understand it" to those less informed.
Why would we belabour such an obvious fact? Us IT professionals can barely
cope with the huge explosion in technology and information systems, let alone
all of the different platforms, implementations and vendor-specific solutions
for those technologies.
Let's have some accountability here and fry Fahey on the spit he
has erected for himself. Or has our democratic process dissolved to
the point that a minister in control of vast amounts of money, in control
of people's careers and hopes and dreams, can throw it all in the air,
piss on it, and let it trickle away in a river of disregard and contempt?
Anyone care to join alt.celebrities.john.fahey.scold.scold.scold.sack?
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services
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