Response to How The First Internet President Produced The Government’s Biggest, Highest-Stakes Internet Failure:
Big projects, whether private or government, are difficult beasts - It’s very hard to get them working right out of the box. It’s always that way. And just so one doesn’t think private industry does it better, early in the eCommerce game (2000) the Amazon and BestBuy sites both died on Black Friday, couldn’t handle the load. Amazon was completely down while the BBY front-end worked, the back-end stalled at various stages.