I’m going to ask a favor of you, dear reader: I’d like you to watch the entire 11:27 video above, which shows you just how silly it was that the TSA spent tens of thousands of dollars on an app.
If you’re unfamiliar with the situation, it’s come to light that the TSA — as part of a larger deal with IBM — paid a solid $47,000 (though some estimates wrongly put the app’s cost into the millions, the TSA claims it cost it about $47,000) for an app that randomly points left or right. It’s meant to filter travelers through two lines at airport security checkpoints.
“This event was off the charts”
Gary Vaynerchuk was so impressed with TNW Conference 2016 he paused mid-talk to applaud us.
The app is also nothing more than a randomizer that goes one of two ways. That’s not hard to code. At all.
Just think: if he were awarded the contract for that app, Pacia would have an hourly rate of about $282,000.