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Helping the Man via Software: Mozilla for Government

BY Dave Witzel | Wednesday, July 23 2008

Matthew Burton has a vision of supporting government with an open software platform managed by a foundation. A "Mozilla for government" if you will. He'll be online today at 2pm answering questions and taking comments ... Read More

Twitter in a Teacup III: Could this be Progress?

BY Dave Witzel | Sunday, July 13 2008

You can never leave the safety of the beltway without missing something. More twitter-dome news breaks while I'm at the beach. The Gray Lady runs with the story but misses the point. Representative Culberson makes a ... Read More

Twitter in a Teacup III: Could this be Progress?

BY Dave Witzel | Sunday, July 13 2008

You can never leave the safety of the beltway without missing something. More twitter-dome news breaks while I'm at the beach. The Gray Lady runs with the story but misses the point. Representative Culberson makes a ... Read More

Twitter in a Teacup Part Deux: The Speaker Has Spoken

BY Dave Witzel | Friday, July 11 2008

Twitter in a teacup is officially downgraded from a kerfuffle to a mere brouhaha. Still, there are lessons to learn about how to communicate with Congress and who owns the infrastructure we use. Read More

Twitter in a Teacup Part Deux: The Speaker Has Spoken

BY Dave Witzel | Friday, July 11 2008

Twitter in a teacup is officially downgraded from a kerfuffle to a mere brouhaha. Still, there are lessons to learn about how to communicate with Congress and who owns the infrastructure we use. Read More

GovTrack Opens Up. Even More.

BY Dave Witzel | Thursday, July 10 2008

Joshua Tauberer, wizard and chief elf behind GovTrack, has added another layer of openness to a site that is pretty much see-through already. Read More

Twitter in a Teacup

BY Dave Witzel | Thursday, July 10 2008

Further proof that what happens in twitter doesn't necessarily stay in twitter is the continuing controversy (?!) over the use of new technology by Congresspeople. Read More

Twitter in a Teacup

BY Dave Witzel | Thursday, July 10 2008

Further proof that what happens in twitter doesn't necessarily stay in twitter is the continuing controversy over the use of new technology by Congresspeople (or over Democratic attempts to silence Republican tweets). Read More

John Wonderlich Talks About the Open House Project

BY Dave Witzel | Tuesday, July 8 2008

The Open House Project intends to "pave the cow paths" of the US House of Representatives. In the mean time, its email list has timely and stimulating discussion of technology, the House, and more. Project director, John ... Read More

Sound Bites from "rebooting america"

BY Dave Witzel | Saturday, July 5 2008

I finished reading rebooting america on the 4th of July - 44 essays by very thoughtful people. You can read it too on dead tree or electrons. Here are some of my favorite bits. Read More