Berlin Airport Fiasco an Embarrassment for Germans

Kirsten Grieshaber, reporting for the AP:

German media have tracked down a list of tens of thousands of technical problems. Among them: Officials can’t even figure out how to turn the lights off. Thousands of light bulbs illuminate the gigantic main terminal and unused parking lots around the clock, a massive energy and cost drain that appears to be the result of a computer system that’s so sophisticated it’s almost impossible to operate.

“Sophisticated” is the wrong word for a system like this.

Friday, 12 April 2013