Why software sucks: the podcast

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by ROBO MOD, Jan 10, 2007.


    ROBO MOD I'm a Robot Staff Member

    Why software sucks: the podcast - ZD Net

    Why does Google know how to correctly translate a United Parcel Service tracking number, while the actual UPS website requires multiple entries just to get to the point where the tracking number can be entered?
  2. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    .......the same reason the company can get grandma's package from point A to point B but can't get the employee's paycheck right.
  3. from a upser

    from a upser Guest

    because ups is run by a bunch of former package car drivers and truckers, and google is run by hip young an innovative computer geek nerds, who have their heads screwed on right.
  4. Dand_E_Don

    Dand_E_Don New Member

    The very first page of the UPS web site allows for the entry of a tracking number. Unless you're illiterate, it's right there. If you enter the wrong data, don't blame the software.

    Google uses a streamlined set of software tools to interface to the UPS computers. That software can assume that all the required agreements (license, usage, etc.) are in place. That's not the case with the person off the street.

    Pretending to know something about which you are obviously ignorant is analagous to rolling two wooden barrels down the street - one empty and one full. The empty barrel, like your uninformed comments, makes the most noise. It has less force than the full one, though.