''It's easy for Venter to say of course you should have had this all planned out,'' Dr. Haussler said. ''But he had the ability to organize an industrial-scale effort. Given the culture of the public project, it would have been very difficult to graft on an autocratic new software project, and if you had assigned a team to build this whole thing over several months it would have been a very difficult proposition. So what Jim has done is miraculous in many ways. No one expected anyone could come in and put this together in four weeks.''
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