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Introducing the U.S. Digital Service:
Interacting with the government shouldn’t be a thing that you automatically dread.
Every one of us in government, this should be our goal, every day.
While I love what the USDS is doing, I find it a little sad that half the discussion centers around what Mikey wears to work. Who cares? We should be talking about his results and his goals, not dress code.
This is the world I want to live in:
Tesla Motors was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport… Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.
I wish this happened far more often (the rarity justifies this post), but I see us going in the direction of openness.
In departing, I wanted to share what I’ve learned about coding for America. At the end of the day, it’s not merely about technology and cities; instead it is about the optimism technology confers and the meaning that cities make us crave. What defines this movement is an unyielding belief in the possible. A constant and a fervent desire to try new things, to push new boundaries, to do important work. That’s rare, and that’s special.
Remembering Aaron – by Parker Higgins of the EFF.
Losing Aaron – A Boston Magazine interview with Aaron Swartz’s father, Bob.
It’s been over a year since Aaron took his life. I feel like I’m still dealing with my own feelings about Aaron’s passing. I was reading Aaron’s weblog today, specifically the post on his theory of change. His writing is still incredibly relevant today, and so are his causes. I hope we never forget the impact he had, and I hope we never forget this man who could have accomplished so much more.
Great quote from Steve Jobs that I try to live by:
When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Since when is transparency a radical notion?
–Citizenville, Gavin Newsom
Restlessness is discontent — and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man — and I will show you a failure.