<rant>What's so unforgivable, as a UK tax payer, is that this has cost in the region of £12Billion.
(I can forgive the users, and the [probably] very small team of actual techies - who are probably paid peanuts and ignored)
Who the hell is allowed to cream off that amount of money in some tasty contract and thinks it's acceptable to have a bloody spreadsheet with no validation anywhere in the mix?
A team of a dozen, half-competent data-professionals and developers could have done a better job in a few weeks, for a few hundred grand, than whatever that useless shower of consultants and "old school network" bottom feeders have cobbled together over the last few months! </rant>
"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. When we enquire into any subject, the first thing we have to do is to know what books have treated of it. This leads us to look at catalogues, and at the backs of books in libraries."
— Samuel Johnson
I wonder, would the great Samuel Johnson have replaced that with "GIYF" now?