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Because You Need Internet Access to Pick A Name With Autocomplete

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, May 4 2011

The arm of Washington, D.C.'s government responsible for technology — the D.C. Government's Office of the Chief Technology Officer, or OCTO for short — is crowdsourcing the name of an upcoming campaign for more widespread high-speed Internet access in the District.

In the tradition of ease of use over pizzazz, they're using a simple Google form to run a poll in which users can pick from one of three options — "Connect.DC," "OneCityConnect," or "Reach.DC." It's sort of like push-polling, but for a policy initiative: What should we name this thing that, by the way, will make D.C. a better place to live?