"Government data", a poem

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Mar 5, 2009, 5:16:38 AM3/5/09
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Government data
by David Weller

Info, not information
Data, now, well, data?
Databases galore
Needing some more

Government info
Is data consumed
The truth as we know it
Can I make a profit?

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Stone, Adam

Mar 5, 2009, 10:04:29 AM3/5/09
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This brings tears to my eyes...
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Joshua Gay

Mar 5, 2009, 10:56:51 AM3/5/09
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I like it. This is fun, I'll give it a shot, too.

Three Haikus for Internet Transparency and Change in 2009

"I will execute..."--
Ha! WhiteHouse.gov launched

I see my shadow
on recovery.gov,
Punxsutawney Phil.

Good start, kind of. Now,
make sure we can read the bills--
that is, all of US!

Josh Tauberer

Mar 5, 2009, 11:24:38 AM3/5/09
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There once was a man named Mike Honda,
A congressman us geeks are quite fond 'a,
In markup sessions takes on the chairman, a hulk,
so that we the people can get our data in bulk.

His friend maverick Joe likes transparency too,
Senate votes in XML he says long overdue,
At party politics he snorts,
Because the public should see those CRS reports.

And last we hear of the executive's new plan,
For a CTO and CIO...
...perhaps YesWeScan?

- Josh Tauberer
- GovTrack.us


"Yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation! Yields
falsehood when preceded by its quotation!" Achilles to
Tortoise (in "Godel, Escher, Bach" by Douglas Hofstadter)

Stone, Adam

Mar 5, 2009, 11:38:14 AM3/5/09
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John Wonderlich

Mar 5, 2009, 11:58:33 AM3/5/09
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(can't...    resist....     )

An old haiku:

Opening Congress
blog net nerds bring scrutiny,
Sunlight Foundation

and a new limerick:

The power that sprang not from Kings,
but the merit the populace brings,
thrives on data and docs,
not closed doors with locked locks.
Online access gives ideas new wings.


Mar 5, 2009, 12:08:13 PM3/5/09
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I'm pleasantly taken by your creativity, folks! :))


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