According to the Associated Press, the U.S. Census Bureau is scrapping plans to use handheld devices to collect census data, instead relying on the old-fashioned data collection method—paper and pencil. Project mismanagement is said to be the primary reason the project failed. And, it’s an expensive failure. The switch back to paper and pencil data collection will add an estimated $3 billion to the cost of the constitutionally mandated count.