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Re: Nationhood, Governments and Policy

From: Chris Beer <chris-beer@grapevine.net.au>
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 17:01:30 +1100
Message-ID: <4D5773BA.4080305@grapevine.net.au>
To: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
CC: "public-egov-ig@w3.org" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
I wonder how frequently time stamps (as opposed to date stamps) are used 
in URI's these days? I know they are not common in Australia for instance.

On 12/02/2011 12:23 PM, Gannon Dick wrote:
> Hi William,
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>> Canada at least uses .gc.ca presumably because in
>> French would be "gouv" as it is used in France.
> Very good point, I was thinking, of course, of data.gov.us and data.gov.uk, but my Anglophilia is showing.  Do you (or anybody else) know of any consolidated world list of Government sanctioned Open Data resources ?  I tied the IANA Root Zone DB to the home countries and sponsors, some of which are the Governments themselves [1].  I do think that the compilation of a separate, definitive list of Open Data resources should be a priority for the IG.
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>> sure if this matters or not because I don't understand
>> what you are proposing and how it relates to x-rays
>> or midnight.
> I am proposing that Governments use only the date(midnight UTC) as a time point for identifiers and policy work evaluation to cut down on quantum noise.  Planning activities will benefit because growth and decay rates will apply in and around the present.  The finer you slice a day the more uncertainty - (Shannon) information entropy - you inflict on a critical mass.  The problem of misallocation of resources is acute in IT, because of machine speed effect on productivity measures.  But if you apply the same measures to Strategic Planning, you are in the soup really really fast :o)
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> [1] http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/www-cbp-12.xml
>      http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/sol-www.html
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