Sunday, October 06, 2013

Can only 50,000 Simultaneous Users on Take Down Obamacare?

The title of this post is inspired by David Freelander's recent article 'Can Internet Trolls Take Down Obamacare?'

Freelander's efforts to find's Achilles' heel would have been better served by looking at the USA Today article 'Obama adviser: Demand overwhelmed' (emphasis added):
...U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park said the government expected to draw 50,000 to 60,000 simultaneous users, but instead it has drawn as many as 250,000 at a time since it launched Oct. 1...
So there is no need for Freelander's "trolls" to bring Obamacare to its knees; just slightly more than 50,000 to 60,000 simultaneous users. Future historians may find that Mr. Park not implementing "Best Practices for High Volume Web Sites" along with bad economic/social policy was the reason for Obamacare's downfall.

Update: And when applicants do get through, it appears that a stunning number of them are providing incomplete information to process the application: 99% of Obamacare applications hit a wall.  Maybe the administration will soon be begging for a 1 year delay.



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