And Congress has not even been able to pass the Freedom of Information Act. (Same thing happened with the other past 6 Congresses.)
“Transparency is Not Enough”At Gov2.0 this week, I gave a talk on the importance of information literacy when addressing transparency of government data:
My talk is also available on YouTube if you prefer to listen to a different version of the same message (since my crib is what I intended to say and the video is what actually came out of my mouth).
- Information is power, but interpretation is more powerful
- Data taken out of context can have unintended consequences
- Transparency alone is not the great equalizer
So third world. Sorry.