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Sunday, July 06, 2003

Government Information Awareness?

Pardon this brief departure from our central focus -- but perhaps it's not all that unrelated. This CCN story re an MIT project is (IMHO) right on the money, as it demonstrates one more way in which technology now offers a new way to prioritize information you're interested in, and which ultimately affects our community life together. The irony is that it's prioritizing information for us, about those who lead us.

The GIA site's quote from Madison is excellent... "Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives. A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy or perhaps both."

Likewise, the CNN story sub-header is right on... "Solid info will rise to the top?" Or perhaps as I have termed it over the years... "Truth will prevail. Truth at the speed-of-light will prevail at the speed-of-Light".

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