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Re: Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government

From: Chris Beer <chris@codex.net.au>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:31:34 +1100
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To: Bernadette Hyland <bhyland@3roundstones.com>, Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>
Cc: public-egov-ig <public-egov-ig@w3.org>


Sent from Samsung MobileBernadette Hyland <bhyland@3roundstones.com> wrote:Thanks Ed, great recommendation.

Bernadette Hyland
Sent from my iPad

On Oct 9, 2012, at 5:03, Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com> wrote:

> I imagine most of you have seen this already, but in case you haven't
> Clay Shirky's Ted Talk from earlier this year (recently posted) is
> really inspiring for those that care about the egov space:
>  How the Internet will (one day) transform government
>  http://www.ted.com/talks/clay_shirky_how_the_internet_will_one_day_transform_government.html
> Near the end there's a segment that really sums up the challenge that
> this w3c egov-ig faces:
> """
> The people experimenting with participation don't have legislative
> power, and the people who have legislative power are not experimenting
> with participation. They are experimenting with openness. There's no
> democracy worth the name that doesn't have a transparency move, but
> transparency is openness in only one direction, and being given a
> dashboard without a steering wheel has never been the core promise a
> democracy makes to its citizens.
> """
> I encourage you to give it a listen.
> //Ed
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