Letter: A database of 800,000 records is nothing

Regarding “Budget holdups could keep air travelers playing name game,” give me break -- "800,000 records on 300,000 people, including their names and aliases." We had 4.5 million customers in an insurance company database in the ’70s -- a little more complicated than checking just a person. The average answer time was less than 2 seconds for new or denied insurance, finding all the possible associations, discounts, old records, aliases, addresses, calculating the offer, whatever. Please, can I have that budget? What are they doing? Or is that the cost of the whole infrastructure, people and all?

Anonymous

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