Ruminations on Open Data from IODC: Introduction

Attending the Open Cities Summit and the International Open Data Conference has challenged me to think more critically about open data and the issues that surround the free release of information. My perspective on open data is simple: laws describe what should happen and data describes what did happen. We have open laws so the […]

Conventional Wisdom

I’ve gone to conferences, conventions, and general get togethers in many industries from outdoor recreation, to theatrical entertainment, multimedia technology, science fiction and comic book fan conventions.  I’ve come to realize each is fundamentally the same.  We come together in these enclaves of common interest not to see others or the latest gadgets (though that […]