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Mule Side Economics (was Re: W3C eGov Meeting on Open Data: 8 February 2013)

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2013 13:35:56 -0800 (PST)
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To: "Holm, Jeanne M \(1760\)" <jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov>, eGov W3C <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "tkhokhar@worldbank.org" <tkhokhar@worldbank.org>, "nikolaos.loutas@pwc.be" <nikolaos.loutas@pwc.be>
I will be particularly interested in Tariq's presentation in regards to public WiFi infrastructure in non-urban areas.

In the US, "40 acres and a mule" was a call for Land Reform.  I understand it translates into British as "3 acres and a cow", Mr. Archer.  The wisdom of providing public WiFi access to spur economic growth revolves around not Land Reform but rather Labor Reform.  On a local level, trading acreage does not increase the Total Energy (Potential + Kinetic) of a place, and Data.gov through gateways at various Agencies reports on the acres with the assumption that at some level, everyone has the same ratio of mules.  The atomic structure is the Township (Twp.), 36 square miles and 576 mules.  Local Officials may optionally substitute "herds of cats" for mules on a one to one basis without changing the governance structure.  What you cannot do is count Heads of Households as alpha mules.

This small town in Oregon is an example of how public WiFi can be enhanced with Government Data : http://tinyurl.com/aorao2a

If the town did not have WiFi, it would not have any data.  The debate about public WiFi pits pro:(Google + Microsoft, etc.) against the con:(Telecommunications Industry). I support the Google et al. point of view since I think it would be a shame to waste Government Linked Data which awaits only transportation.

The mules are a labor concern.  The mule owners' bonus profits in terms of hours worked are fixed by the calendar at +2.5 (leap) days per decade and the 24 hour day is already over-clocked (the actual orbital period, Sidereal Time, is 23h56m). You get one sunrise, one solar noon and one sunset even if you can invent a mule who gets by on 4 minutes of sleep. The seasons are not related to the Free Energy maximums and minimums of Natural Science.  Seasonal variations are due to latitude alone, a positional "advantage" at best.  Historically Labor Policy has been measured at local latitudes.  Mules at the equator get no overtime from the sun.  Labor Reform must not have a latitude bias and have an agricultural basis.  Stop me before I mention Socio-Technical Systems ...


 From: "Holm, Jeanne M (1760)" <jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov>
To: eGov W3C <public-egov-ig@w3.org> 
Cc: "tkhokhar@worldbank.org" <tkhokhar@worldbank.org>; "nikolaos.loutas@pwc.be" <nikolaos.loutas@pwc.be> 
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 11:41 AM
Subject: Re: W3C eGov Meeting on Open Data: 8 February 2013

Hi all--

Just a note that Tomas and I have updated the meeting organization page for the group at http://www.w3.org/egov/wiki/Main_Page

Here you can find updated information, time zone conversion help, and a schedule for the 2013 meetings for the group.

Looking forward to hearing from Tariq and Nikolaos and talking to you on Friday!


Jeanne Holm
Evangelist, Data.gov
U.S. General Services Administration
Cell: (818) 434-5037
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