CCMS V4, it’s time to Inhale the Fail (Wired Mag’s annual vaporware awards)

Posted on January 4, 2013

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Last year we suggested that you all contact wired magazine and nominate CCMS Version 4 for the 2011 annual vaporware awards. Regrettably, we were copied on some of those nominations where litigants completely undermined the nomination by implying that CCMS (without naming any version) resulted in them being wronged in some fashion.

This year, the situation could not be more clear. CCMS in all forms is dead and  smart people within the courts are working on commercially available alternatives. CCMS Version 4 was never deployed to any court and was terminated 5 years and over 500 million dollars after its AOC promised delivery. 

Let us repeat that statement if it wasn’t perfectly clear.

CCMS Version 4 was never deployed to any court and was terminated 5 years and over 500 million dollars after its AOC promised delivery. 

It’s time to make this a national issue and assist the AOC to inhale the fail. I’m sure that there are those in the AOC that will wear this like a badge of honor and be showered with offsetting judicial council awards regardless because that is their standard M.O.

To earn a vaporware award, a technology product has to be simultaneously overpromised and MIA. A company can’t win for announcing a product that might ship next year. No, they win by not shipping a big product that they promised for last year. Or the year before. etc.

This describes CCMS V4 precisely. 

While there has yet to be a call for nominations this year, such a call is likely just around the corner. We would ask that you all contribute to the kind of award that the AOC truly deserves and contact wired magazine and nominate CCMS V4 to the 2012 annual vaporware awards.

Until such time that we figure out where to send those nominations, we would suggest this page. http://www.wired.com/about/feedback/