Through Jack Schofield I came across the fiasco awards, which basically aim to recognize the large scale IT failures. It is a mix of Catalan, Spanish and worldwide failures.
It makes an interesting read, although I suppose that Windows Vista will win hands-off.
Some considerations:
– 3 private sector initiatives would have been in the list of successful projects two years ago: second life, mobuzz.tv, OLPC
– 2 of the proposed awards are for government digital TV and digital radio. Technologies strongly pushed by government at national and EU level.
– the Spanish dedicated government releases of Linux by regional governments are included. In Spain you have a Linux-based software release for Andalucia, for Extremadura, etc. I was taught these were success stories so interesting to see them in this list.
That makes 3 PROPOSED FIASCO WHICH ARE TECHNOLOGIES PUSHED BY GOVERNMENT.

Good argument to keep in mind when designing ICT policies.

Fiasco Awards

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