Crossing Boundaries: Interactions between software code and legal code...

I was invited to participate in meetings in Ottawa for Crossing Boundaries, but unfortunately I am booked. I submitted an article to their BBS which is my input.

Was this possibly larger mismanagement issue in chapter 1 (of the Auditor General's Report) noticed by the media or parliamentarians? Not at all. We have all heard the phrase "to err is human, to really fowl things up requires a computer". This is the nature of the interaction between public policy and computer code: far too few policy makers have taken the time to understand computer code well enough to make adequate decisions, and these failures pile up one on top of the other.