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Re: Governmental "Precious Snowflakes"

From: Bernadette Hyland <bhyland@3roundstones.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 12:15:51 -0400
To: egov-ig mailing list <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
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That is an interesting thought :-)

I just posted the following reply:

"Thank you Jeni.  You remain one of the leading lights on how to effectively and thoughtfully publish Government content.  I've forwarded a link to this blogpost to customers, eGov and US data.gov lists hoping we can avoid similar pitfalls.  Creating useful government sites will take a lot of iteration. If a government team building the 'one ring to rule them all' thinks they can do it alone, they'll wither in a small circle with their hubris.  Let's all remember what made the World Wide Web the great equalizer -- ease of contribution and access.  It is through leveraging the strengths of the developer community, the open source community, researchers & commercial firms that we'll achieve a sensible and useful site with government content, one more like the right hand side of the Venn diagram.

Thanks for sharing your wisdom & insights so we don't make the same mistakes rather, build and extend which is what the Web (of Data) is all about.  Please keep up your valuable work & musings."


On Mar 12, 2012, at 11:34 AM, Bernadette Hyland wrote:

> Hi all,
> Jeni Tennison, one of the (perhaps "the") leading lights on data.gov.uk has a brilliant blog post regarding governmental Web efforts.  It is worth reading more than once, including the comments.  See http://www.jenitennison.com/blog/node/167
> Kind regards,
> Bernadette Hyland
> 3 Round Stones, Inc.
> http://3roundstones.com
> @BernHyland
> Linked Data Specialists
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