In a conversation the other day, Ed Kummer of Disney made a really thought-provoking observation: the spread of solar energy units to homes and businesses is an analog to other forms of user-generated content, and the overall trend towards a two-way network. While it's possible to set up a solar system completely off the grid, most of the new customers feed power into the grid during sunlight hours, and draw from it when the daylight wanes. If we move to a solar power economy, it will be much more distributed and cooperative than the current one-way model.
This blog is designed to support my research and teaching on the use of the web in government and politics. The blog helps me:
1) monitor emerging trends in the development and delivery of web-based public services;
2) explore the implications of these trends for people and institutions; and
3) connect with practitioners and scholars that share these interests.