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  •  This is a good reason to open source the code (4+ / 0-)

    But you probably underestimate the value of coders.

    For example Mitt Romney did build a system and it did fail.

    Fact is there are be talented programmers out there.  That doesn't mean you know how to hire them and the peoeple you hired might assure you that everything is going great right up until the day they accidentally delete all of your data and corrupted the backups.

    •  The Romney campaign was a management failure (1+ / 0-)
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      kyril

      from A to Z.

      That doesn't mean you know how to hire them and the peoeple you hired might assure you that everything is going great right up until the day they accidentally delete all of your data and corrupted the backups.
    •  Romney's Orca was just a computerized (3+ / 0-)
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      Torta, radical simplicity, kyril

      strike list. Pfft!

      The Obama campaign tried a similar thing in 2008 and had problems with theirs, too. They decided it wasn't really worth the trouble, and only used a small scale spot check type program called "Gordon" on election day this time around.

      The Narwhal software and the Dreamcatcher software were far more complex and sophisticated than just a computerized strike list.

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