Prez Inauguration Ticketmaster Fiasco Reminds Us The Private Sector Screws Up, Too

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http://techcrunch.com – Those waiting patiently to buy a ticket for President Obama’s final inaugural ball will be disappointed to know that they were accidently all sold out last Sunday. “A technical error” from Ticketmaster’s system sent an email a day early and led to a flood of premature sales that sold out the entire stock of public tickets. For all the grumbles about government incompetence, the fumble is noteworthy since this was a private company taking over the responsibilities of a state function. It’s a helpful reminder: the private sector screws up, too. “We understand (IT news)