Category Archives: open data

May the Fourth be with you!

It’s Local Election day today where I live, maybe where you live too. What you may not know is the added significance of this and future local elections to the provision of NHS and care services in your area. To … Continue reading

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What does a Citizen’s View of Government look like?

Rather than a “single Government Department” that does whatever it wishes, the alternative is to operate a citizen’s view of Government: a view which doesn’t assume the citizen has to learn how all of Government works – but for which, … Continue reading

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Terri’s and my talk on the National Pupil Database at the Open Data Institute

Here is the PowerPoint presentation for the lunchtime lecture we gave at ODI on Scribd and here is the audio on SoundCloud – the sound is quite faint, so I did an amplified version which you can download here (27MB … Continue reading

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Response to Geoff Mulgan’s “Will open data be a damp squib?”

Geoff’s piece, Will open data be a damp squib? prompted me to comment. At length. And wander around a bit. So for what it’s worth… An alternate view: the ‘value’ of open data is a function of its impact in … Continue reading

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