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Shutting Things Down is Easy, and Looks Good…

By   /  May 3, 2011  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Our elected officials just love launching things. It’s almost as much fun as kissing babies on the campaign trail, and current, past, and aspiring political figures fall over themselves to open schools, launch ships, or unveil sculptures. Even in the virtual age, this penchant for cutting ribbons and smashing bottles remains ridiculously strong. If I […]

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A Semantic Web Founding Father Explains Why Americans Should Care About Keeping Open Government Data Alive

By   /  April 5, 2011  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

There‚Äôs still no official word on how much peril open government data initiatives such as Data.gov may be in. And perhaps to many Americans, the hand-wringing they’ve heard about funding cuts in this area seem trivial when the country is looking at the U.S. public debt nearing its statutory ceiling of about $14.3 trillion. After […]

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