2016: The TSA’s Wasteful $1.4 Million Random Arrow App

In an effort to make your airline experience better (while ignoring the awful food, government subsidies, and other forms of TSA mistreatment), the TSA has recently spent $1.4 MILLION on an app that randomly displays a giant arrow pointing- *drum roll please* -right or left. Here’s a passenger’s video of this million-dollar breakthrough technology in action: Impressed? Of course not. Are you really surprised that the TSA, well known for its history of incompetence and abuse, spent $1.4 million of your tax dollars to get this silly little program up and running? Again, it’s just a program that randomly shows an arrow pointing left… or right. Here’s a video showing how this app could easily be built in 10 minutes:   While $1.4 million total may include the purchase of iPads and other cross-platform setup details, the iPad app cost about $336,000 alone, a ridiculous price tag for big arrows. What’s the motivation here? In theory, making an app to direct passengers […] Read More