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The Cabinet Office have commissioned a report – The Power of Information – from Ed Mayo (chief exec of theNational Consumer Council) and Tom Steinberg (the man behind mySociety andPledgeBank) to look into the ways government can benefit from user-generatedsites, particularly with a view to creating APIs to allow mash-ups with publicsector data (like the Ordnance Survey). Press announcement here.
Good to see the that the power of Social Media has penetrated to the heart of UK Gov. But can they resist the urge to regulate it?!
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I’m a life-long learner with an insatiable curiosity about life. I love travel, good food, and good company. I’m happy to share what I know with others….even the interesting stuff! My outlook on life is pretty well captured in this quote from a book about the legend of King Arthur: “The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.” ― T.H. White, The Once and Future King So much to learn, so little time!