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Thursday, March 25, 2010
East Bay Futurists Meeting Notes
This is a great meet-up that meets twice monthly in Oakland.
These are my notes from random discussion threads between Tom, Robin, Andy, Scott and myself. Feel free to edit and add context. (There are links hiding behind many of the references - scroll over to find them)
Re: wikiarchy website idea Design for America contest from Sunlight Foundation
Our goal is simple and straightforward -- to make government data more accessible and comprehensible to the American public. We hope to enliven and engage new communities -- just as we did with Apps for America 1 and 2 -- as partners and participants in making government information more engaging to the American public. Debate graph on Government transparency
---I saw a demo at SF New Tech: Argument forum start-up: argumentclinic.com is neutral place on the Web where you go to have real-time arguments and debates on a variety of topics. Either argue on our carefully curated daily content by our editorial staff or add your own topics. Get a real feel of what the opposition thinks without fear of your point of view being deleted.
Crowdsourcing definition we tossed around to define "human distributed computing"
1. work items can be done in parallel independently
2. gestalt is not rigidly dependent on any individual element
3. work of single contributors does not stand alone