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Re: Oil spills, hurricanes, et al

From: Mike Norton <xsideofparadise@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 12:47:12 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <402485.52291.qm@web82405.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
To: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Cc: public-egov-ig@w3.org
Indeed, a Patton-esque individual as ComSec would be significant!
Michael A. Norton

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
To: Mike Norton <xsideofparadise@yahoo.com>
Cc: public-egov-ig@w3.org
Sent: Wed, June 16, 2010 11:59:38 AM
Subject: Oil spills, hurricanes, et al

I agree that there are some interesting things which can be done in the long term.  It will depend on the persistence of Linked Data Sets though, which is something only beginning to be addressed.

For the current events on everyone's mind there are some existing "resources" to leverage in the collection of raw data, which is a right here, right now sort of thing.

[1] The LOC Twitter Archive

[2] Just a thought (for Human Resources)
This is the Secretary of Commerce's Battle of the Bulge moment.

With tens of thousands of (temp) Census Enumerators hired and in the "field", including the Gulf Coast States, any damage can be documented in detail with a bare minimum impact on logistics. This sort of leverage is exactly what Patton brought to the Battle of the Bulge.

Arguably Patton needed the Battle of the Bulge as much as it needed him. No one cares except Political Wonks. The only important thing was that Patton knew he did not have a month to think about it.

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