May 24, 2009
Wired.com reports that Data.gov has opened to “mixed reviews.” Puhlease. It’s nowhere near what it will be, but OH MY TOASTY GOD, our government is now committed to making public data available in open formats to anyone who wants it. As if it were normal! As if it were obviously the right thing to do! In open formats, people!
So, sure, let’s keep an eye on it. Let’s make sure the news permeates every government department. But first let’s swoon in delight.
Date: May 24th, 2009 dw