Tuesday, 27 April 2004
I think I’m starting to sympathise with Our Great Governor in California; the state senate has passed a bill banning the production or sale of foie gras.
That’s right, when they’re not telling us what’s good for us on the Internet, they’re telling us what to eat.
On a related note (maybe we can stop antics like this), I’m thinking more about using technology to open government. Ironically, you come across some of the least usable content when trying to find out about government bodies in the US.
Does anyone know whether FOIA or other transparency measures can be used to force records to be in a usable format? For example, I had to do some pretty manual cut-and-paste to find the bill above, when a simple link would have done wonders. Making our government maintain and expose its own data properly would be the biggest win, I think.