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The Hedgemony Solution

What do you do if you are criticized for not providing money for 8,000 emergency loans approved after the 2005 hurricane season? According to Sue Sturgis of Facing South, if you’re the Shrubbery’s Small Business Administration, you cancel them.

That’s right, don’t hire extra people to speed up processing or get your computer system fixed, just stamped “cancelled” on all of those loans to people who need the money to get their lives back on track after a major natural disaster, and make it look like the people didn’t want the loans.

2 comments

1 Badtux { 07.27.07 at 7:37 pm }

I especially love the excuse the SBA gave the New York Times. “We didn’t do it, the computer did!” Uh, yeah, right. Uh huh. Tell me another one.

– Badtux the Computer Penguin

2 Bryan { 07.27.07 at 7:46 pm }

It never ceases to amaze me that people think that computers can “accidentally” enter a multi-character code in the right field in thousands of records.

As I remember the current error rate is 1 in several billion bits.

Oh, today is “Sysadmin Day”.