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By Allan Holmes March 26, 2007

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While so much is written about how government fails to deliver on IT projects, here comes an article from MSNBC that reminds us how government computer analysts hit the tourist jackpot. In the 1970s, the Mexican government assigned some of its computer analysts "to scour the coastline ... and pick a location with the ideal ratio of sun to sand to magnificent vistas," according to the site. The computer picked a "sleepy little dot of a fishing village," which would later grow into one of the most popular tourist destinations called Cancun.

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