Interesting links

Social Networks: The case for a ‘pause’ button. Funny but useful.
Vice President: The worst nominee in US history. I’ve fought some tough elections in my time but this stuff is just plain nasty. American columnists: perspective please.
Cory Doctrow: The things that make me weak and strange get engineered away. He may be a krypto-trotskyist but he’s a science-fiction writer too and I like him.
Liffey crossing: Fears for the O’Connell bridge. Save it, please.
Mission creep: how to be an interesting civil service blogger


#1 Greg on 09.01.08 at 11:31 am

You’re right about the nasty article on Palin; but thanks to that I found something that Alaska (and other States) are doing – the online State checkbook. Literally all expenditure over $1000 (minus some deemed confidential by the State’s lawyers) – downloadable as pdf or as a spreadsheet. Very very neat open government – and great for anyone who’s interested in government contracts..
(not that this makes me like Palin – clearly she’s as dangerous as any Republican – but it’s a good example of what American govs are doing online)

#2 A Mouse Called Nonny on 09.01.08 at 4:41 pm

Is the HuffPo piece really that bad? Seems to make some perfectly valid points without getting into the childish, misogynistic name-calling beloved of the likes of Guido’s gang over here.

And Palin’s lack of experience IS laughable.

#3 A Mouse Called Nonny on 09.02.08 at 4:51 pm

And in case you needed proof, check out the “political daughters” post on Order-Order, in which Guido somehow manages to sink to a whole new low in order to make a pretty spurious point about leftie journalists.

#4 Simon on 09.03.08 at 5:05 pm

Re: Doctrow a ‘krypto-trotskyist’
Judging someone’s political beliefs on the basis of their parents’ stance? How very Stalinist!

#5 Tom on 09.03.08 at 8:30 pm

Simon – it was supposed to be tongue in cheek. But then again, you were too (hopefully).

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