Tag Archives: Post-Bureaucratic Age

Douglas Carswell: Maths + technology = the inevitable rise of a consumer activist democracy

Douglas Carswell is an optimist. In fact, the more pessimistic the the world seems the more optimistic he becomes. This is not because Carswell celebrates the busted state of western living; instead he believes the quicker the status quo cracks … Continue reading

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Welcome Jimmy Wales. Government is changing

Yesterday Rohan Silva announced  that Jimmy Wales – the founder of Wikipedia – will be advising Government on #CrowdGov. Or to quote a Whitehall spokesman: “He will advise Government on developing innovative new ways technology can be used to give … Continue reading

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How can the state simultaneously cut budgets, provide better services, and promote growth? “By adopting an Open Government mindset”.

All truth passes through three stages, said the philosopher Schopenhauer. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Just over a week ago the Financial Times paraphrased the formula I have been … Continue reading

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The Government can save millions, but only if it is open to having open IT procurement processes

This Tuesday (15th March) the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) held its second evidence session as part of it’s Inquiry into the Government’s use of IT. It is beginning to seem like open season on ‘the Government’s use of IT’, … Continue reading

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Let’s make ‘Open Source Government’ happen

Monday 21st February 2011 saw the first ‘Open Source System Integrators Forum’ held by the Cabinet Office and I’d like to share a few modest bits of news with you all. The event is perhaps the first bloomings of the … Continue reading

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