A well-deserved expose on the amazing (and incredibly stressful) job done by Obama’s tech team.
In fact, the day after the October 21 (test of the tech team’s triage capacity), Amazon services — on which the whole campaign’s tech presence was built — went down. “We didn’t have any downtime because we had done that scenario already,” Reed said. Hurricane Sandy hit on another game day, October 29, threatening the campaign’s whole East Coast infrastructure. “We created a hot backup of all our applications to US-west in preparation for US-east to go down hard,” Reed said.
The Democratic National Committee released a single-serving joke site—RomneyTaxPlan.com—that displays an enticing button promising to allow you to “GET THE DETAILS” on the plan but that scurries away from your pointer when you try to click on it.
Two things I like about this: (1) HLS Librarians—a pretty cutting-edge group—recognized that very few folks will make it to the Caspersen Room to see the exhibit (not to mention that you need a Harvard ID to get in…) and (2) it creates repository of all of his archives in one spot.
How great would it be if every historic figure had a database like this?