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Thirty-somethings today have shadowy memories of learning to use a floppy disk the size of a dinner napkin in computer classes.
As Hurricane Katrina swept across the Gulf Coast region and obliterated vital services for millions of people, 400,000 military veterans living in the region didn't have to worry about losing their medical records or access to care.
When a CIO uses terms like "imploding on ourselves" and "vicious circle of resource utilization" to describe his agency's efforts to get timely data to its financial analysts, you know he's about to make big changes.
"After a bio-terrorism event, you will likely not be able to access health services Web sites for information due to capacity constraints, yet you will be able to check your Lotto numbers instead." -- Anonymous senior IT state official commenting on his state's inability to prioritize IT services effectively
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