Mid-course breather, not mid-life crisis

Tough Guy Assualt Course (Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Tough Guy Assualt Course (Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Interesting analysis of the Obama-Biden Administration’s problems in using the web in way they had envisaged now that they are in government, that picks up on an earlier article in the Washington Post.

Familiar problems for us in the UK, I’m sure you’ll agree (not the ‘uncharted territory’ Macon Phillips laments).

The more and more of these articles I read, the more it convinces me that the UK government is as far into this as our trans-Atlantic colleagues (from some vantages we are further ahead).

Truth is, this is just the middle of the course and we have probably been taking a breather to build up the energy before tackling some of the bigger obstacles toward the finish-line.

To Macon Philips and team, I say ‘welcome, let’s confer and see if we can team up’.

Commons in Cyberspace – coming to pass?

Back in 2006 (when we were still going about in horse-drawn carts and every man wore a hat)  I wrote a think-piece (as we called them) about ‘Commons in Cyberspace‘, building on some academic work written by Jay Blumler and Stephen Coleman in 2001 (probably in a cave over a dinner of mammoth and sabre-tooth cat).

We called it ‘edemocracy’ back then. Oh, how they laughed.

:)