What can brown do for us?

The Census goes retro.

The Census Bureau struggles into the 1990s:

Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez announced today that the 2010 census will return to using paper questionnaires for following up with nonresponding citizens; leaving a much smaller role for handheld computers.

The decision effectively relegates the use of the Census Bureau’s handheld computers to ensuring that persons are living at the addresses they listed, a much smaller task.

Can’t we just outsource this to UPS?:

UPS deploys its fourth-generation handheld delivery terminals

Worldwide rollout is expected to be completed by 2007.