Sunday, May 24, 2009

news

It's hard to not comment on this.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

mutiny, i promise you

see through

The Obama Administration is doing a great job making information available to people. They're doing such a great job, in fact, it's hard to keep up with it. Honestly, I've given up trying.

I subscribe to the RSS feed of three White House blogs, all of which update several times a day. The press feed updates a couple dozen times a day, often with complete transcripts of press conferences.

Today they touted their new site, Data.gov, where they offer raw data on stuff like , , , , , , , , .

Absolutely amazing.

It's too bad reporters are a dying breed. Maybe bloggers will step up and dig into this stuff. More likely, it'll be folks at universities and think tanks.

I love the White House folks' enthusiasm about the project:

"Democratizing government data will help change how government operates—and give citizens the ability to participate in making government services more effective, accessible, and transparent."

Right on. Hope they're right.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009