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Policy and theory are great but only usefulness and impact lead to real sustainability.
In this post a dive a little deeper into the topic of “open data usefulness.”
I learned last night at the latest Open Data Leaders Meetup in Washington D.C. that they really are serious about “open data” at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
At last night’s Open Data Enthusiasts meeting in Washington DC, Chris Whong of Socrata talked about the CityGram NYC system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”