Sunday, September 03, 2006

Daily WTF for other industries?

The Daily WTF is a showcase for shockingly bad code and computer systems, all claimed to be found "in the wild". It's a fun read if you have both the right sense of humor and the appropriate background to understand what's going on. I wonder if there are similar websites out there for other industries. It's kind of scary to think that there might be, for example, doctors so bad that other doctors have websites devoted to mocking their work.

Maybe the reason is in the low barrier to entry to so much computer work. It's easy to transition from amateur to "professional" with minimal training. Maybe the equivalent to the Daily WTF is the story that a couple of mechanics are probably telling about me right now (or, as they probably call me, "that kid who broke something changing a flat tire and had to get his car towed in").