Gummint Doesn’t Want Your Sexy AI, It Wants COBOL Help

Ali Corbett

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“how the heck did we get right here when we practically required cobalt [sic] programmers?”

Trademark COBOL programmer smugness is once again in vogue (was it at any time out?), right after the governor of New Jersey created a desperate plea for volunteers equipped to code in the sixty one-year-previous language.

His request for assistance came right after the condition scrambled to update mainframe-based purposes managing unemployment insurance coverage, right after the condition faced in excess of two hundred,000 purposes in a week.

Phil Murphy said his employees were being accomplishing a “heck of a job”, but that “we have methods that are forty-as well as several years old… how the heck did we get right here when we practically required cobalt [sic] programmers?”

The request brought on an abundance of wry responses on social media.

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