Will there be non-Google Googly services, too? Or a big Googly ocean, all washing together?
Best part: folks on Capitol Hill offering us rides as I carried him home. The old hound is still heavy, but I made it.
He's no worse for wear, thankfully, but his inability to get back up is hard to watch.
So far, it's primarily DC-based open government advocates. That should change, although the lack of promotion by the White House on its primary social media channels, like @OpenGov and @WhiteHouseOSTP, press releases or other vectors suggests that a quieter exchange of views between the administration and advocates is the goal. I'd be happy to be wrong.
Rest in peace:
Marquez led quite a life. He made an enduring contribution to humanity's literature, introducing me and and countless others to "magical realism," as well as the virtue of solitude and love.
His voice will be missed.
"Despite the seemingly strong empirical support in previous studies for theories of majoritarian democracy, our analyses suggest that majorities of the American public actually have little influence over the policies our government adopts. Americans do enjoy many features central to democratic governance, such as regular elections, freedom of speech and association, and a widespread (if still contested) franchise. But we believe that if policymaking is dominated by powerful business organizations and a small number of affluent Americans, then America’s
claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened. "
"Craigslist is facing a great unbundling. Startups are attacking Craigslist category by category by offering a better user experience in a safer environment. They are successfully taking share from Craigslist despite the fact that they charge and that Craigslist is free. Moreover, by not addressing a few fundamental issues, Craigslist is failing in its stated mission of providing a free public service to the community.
All that said Craigslist has tremendous strengths. The site still has extraordinary liquidity and strong network effects. Despite being out of date, the site has three great things going for it from a product perspective: it’s simple, super-fast and mostly free."
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