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Re: National Dialogue to Improve Federal Web Sites

From: Tim McNamara <paperless@timmcnamara.co.nz>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2011 09:31:03 +1200
Message-ID: <CA+YLJLv_9PVXjmCjqM6E5ag9Nrta4njMHzo=acscscEu9gGZDw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Cc: Sharron Rush <srush@knowbility.org>, "W3C eGov Interest Group (All)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>

Are you able to please expand on what you mean by longitudinal and
latitudinal? You seem to be using those terms in a technical sense
that I'm unfamiliar with.

On 20 September 2011 04:24, Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi Sharron,
> Your "National Dialog" link doesn't work.
> I'd like to make a general comment about the nature of Government Data:
> 1. Data can be persistent or predictive.  Cutting waste is not defunding
> with the one you aren't using that particular moment.  Open Data and Linked
> Data both refer to the study of the behavior of both predictive and
> persistent types.
> 2. Economic data is longitudinal.  Every millisecond receives a great deal
> of attention [1].  Data useful for Public Policy is latitudinal.  It
> receives almost no attention [2].  For example, Arizona does not observe
> Daylight Saving Time and yet Mexico City does.  This is a Labor Policy
> issue, not an Economic Policy issue.  My point is simply that the use of
> Economic Policy as a one-size-fits-all substitute for Public Policy is not a
> viable Technology Policy.
> [1]
> http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/time-technology-and-leaping-seconds.html
> [2] http://tinyurl.com/white-nights-forever
> ________________________________
> From: Sharron Rush <srush@knowbility.org>
> To: W3C eGov Interest Group (All) <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
> Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:00 PM
> Subject: National Dialogue to Improve Federal Web Sites
> As part of President Obama's Campaign to Cut Waste, the federal government
> has launched an initiative to streamline and improve agency websites.  From
> an accessibility standpoint, this is terrific news and a welcome effort!
> But from an Open Data persepctive, it's a great opportunity as well.
> Leaders of the gov Reform Task Force  have invited citizen Catalysts -
> including Annetta Cheek, Craig Newmark, Steve Krug, Vanessa Fox, Lee Vann,
> Ed Mullen, Candi Harrison and others - to "spur and deepen the discussion."
> In other words, they want all of us to encourage peers from specific
> communities of online practice to contribute to open, honest dialogue.
> Discussions will lead to improvements in the usefulness of web sites and web
> based services of US Federal government agencies.   The Task Force really
> wants to hear from citizens about what we need and what we want from dot gov
> domains.  For two weeks, starting Monday, September 19, at 2 p.m. ET and
> closing on Friday September 30th, the task force will conduct The National
> Dialogue on Improving Federal Websites.  Catalyst participants listed above
> will lead a series of discussions on various specific aspects of the
> redesign challenge.  Your voices are needed.
> Best,
> Sharron
Received on Monday, 19 September 2011 21:31:32 UTC

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