from the too-big-to-not-fail dept.
jaroslav writes "The University of Wisconsin is attempting to update a payroll system they have had in place since 1975, but spent $28.4 million in a 2004 attempt with no results, and now is experiencing new overruns in cost and time after 'not hav[ing] the full picture of how complex this project would be.' The current estimate of the redesign is $12 million and years of further work on top of the money already spent."
In the future, you're going to get computers as prizes in breakfast cereals.
You'll throw them out because your house will be littered with them.