The Science of Journalism
If I Had My Way
To: Mary Jo Foley - firstname.lastname@example.org
From: Doug Skoglund - email@example.com
Date: 06 Dec 2013 00:00 am CDT
Subject: My Way CLXVI - What I Don't Know??
A few years back I had a discussion with a friend when he said that he knew what he knew and he didn't know what he didn't know.
And my reaction: I know what I know, and I also know what I don't know -- meaning that I know how to learn those things that I don't currently know.
And with the age of microcomputers that changes to: I know what I know because I have it in my data base and I know what I don't know because I know how to get it into my data base.
I have a number of questions about the Healthcare data processing fiasco because of my experience with Microsoft server software. Without writing a complete book for my database, I am probing, in hopes that someone, somewhere will document the entire fiasco.
It occurred to me that Mary Jo Foley would know whether or not Microsoft is involved -- so I posted a question on her "Author Contact Form" (I hate those since they are not connected to my database, it's a lot of extra work).
Have you heard anything about the OS involved in the Health Care fiasco?? -- (My thanks to Mary Jo -- that question is now in my database).
And her reply:
I have not. I'd be interested in whose cloud it's running on, as it's a Website (obviously). Not sure on that front. You know anything?
And I posted the following to her "Author Contact Form" -- (except i kept a copy in my database).
Unfortunately, I also screwed up -- I can't find my copy -- so I have no way to know what I know. If memory serves me correct, I linked to my Server Series CLXI, CLXII and CLXIII. And since I have not received an answer, I don't actually know that I posted it.
You see -- I know what I know and I know what I don't know -- it's just that easy.
Now, if I did post it and Mary Jo refuses to answer, I know that I don't know if Microsoft is involved. And if I failed to post it, I still know that I don't know if Microsoft is involved.
So, I'll post this page to my blog and send Mary Jo a note -- and we will then see what happens -- right??
And the fact that nobody has jumped on the story indicates something we don't want to talk about. Here's a little tidbit that might be relative -- from IIS 8.0 Application Initialization.
IIS 8.0 Application Initialization was included in IIS 8.0.
Obviously, considerable explanation is required to understand the effect of the above tidbit. Microsoft made a giant change between IIS 6.0 and IIS 7.0 that could be related to the HealthCare fiasco -- I believe that a full scale 9/11 scale investigation is required.
UPDATE - Fri, 6 Dec 2013 13:54:33 -- Mary Jo Foley responds
To be continued (I hope)
I don't provide for comments since that is a system designed to control the communication process -- I do provide an e-mail address!! (Please put a [MYWAY] in your title to get my attention)
Development of a better system is hindered by some of the problems we refuse to recognize and correct: however, I'm working on it!!
Thanks for your time,
Doug Skoglund firstname.lastname@example.org
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