I research, consult, and write about open dataproject managementnew mediastandardsmobile technology, and collaboration. Occasionally I review books and movies. Scroll down for recent “Managing Technology” posts:

Wednesday
Nov262014

Dennis McDonald's Weekly Top Ten

For a given 7-day period this list shows the most popular Managing Technology posts.

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Tuesday
Nov252014

Twitter, Building Trust, Ferguson, and Staying Calm

Just as I resist being “driven” to a sales oriented vendor by advertising posing as legitimate engagement, so too do I resist having my political viewpoint “driven” in one direction or another.

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Monday
Nov242014

Using the New Kindle Fire TV Stick: A Mixed Review

I think that Amazon is facing a major challenge in developing a media consumption device like the Fire Stick because so far Amazon has not figured out how to effectively insulate the Fire Stick user from the rest of the Amazon ecosystem.

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Thursday
Nov202014

The Continuing Evolution of Data.gov

While it is true that a platform such as GitHub is not really designed to be as user friendly as, say, Facebook, the fact is that the sharing of technical expertise among mid-level IT staff and data administrators in different governmental agencies has probably been at least as important to open data progress as the Administration’s top down support.

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Wednesday
Nov192014

“Mobile First” Is An Obsolete Strategy

Government “mobile strategy” must evolve beyond a device focus to a user focus. What we refer to as “mobile devices” today are just the tip of the iceberg as we contemplate our movement through an increasingly interconnected world.

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Saturday
Nov152014

Is the Movie INTERSTELLAR “Good for Girls”?

I had just published a glowing review of the movie Interstellar on my web site. I tweeted a link to the review and received a reply: “is it good for girls?”

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Sunday
Nov092014

Podcasts I'm Listening To Now

These are the podcasts I’m listening to now:

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Friday
Nov072014

Challenges of Public-Private Interfaces in Open Data and Big Data Partnerships

Agencies and programs differ widely in how they approach data management. This may require, for example, much more attention be paid to data and metadata standards and quality control than they are accustomed to providing. I would not be surprised if government agencies find themselves experimenting with different organizational and governance structures as they begin to take open data programs more seriously.

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Tuesday
Nov042014

Another Advantage of Being a Cord-Never

I’ve learned to tune out the commercials.

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Sunday
Nov022014

A List of the Best and the Most Disappointing Movies I Watched in 2014

Thank goodness for streaming Netflix and Amazon Prime. I’ve seen many movies this past year that I would not have seen otherwise. Many were from previous years but were still new to me.

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