(a $100,000 typo - Manitoba driver's license style)
Everyone knows that a typo is a low-severity, low-priority bug, right?
Well as Manitoba Public Insurance learned, sometimes a typo which slips through into production can be a rather expensive proposition - both monetarily, and politically as well.
Tory MPI critic Cliff Graydon said the money is being wasted as the error was surely preventable, considering the licences should be proofread.Some highlights:
But Graydon was also concerned the error is a sign the government insurer is in over its head when it comes to producing not only regular driver's licences, but the new radio-frequency enhanced licences as well.
"These simple things can't even be controlled, and now they want us to trust them with our privacy on the enhanced IDs?" said Graydon.
- num?ro instead of numéro
- about 45,000 misprinted driver's licenses needed replacing
- a $100,000 typo
- licenses should have been proofread
- error originated with MPI software