Y'all may remember a bit of a kerfuffle about congressional video
going on-line. I'm pleased to report that the pipeline of hi-res
video directly from committees onto the Internet has started up, and
four committees have begun to make their stuff available. You can
read more details here, including the procedure for private citizens
to order discs:
Another entry into the data can be found via YouTube:
The fact that the computer pros in the House have signed off on making
the DVD jukebox available on the net as fulll-resolution FTP'able
discs is great news. Their assessment said this was "inexpensive" and
"easy," which pretty much clears the decks for Chairman Brady and
- Josh Tauberer
"Yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation! Yields
falsehood when preceded by its quotation!" Achilles to
Tortoise (in "Gödel, Escher, Bach" by Douglas Hofstadter)
1. any chance of having mp3's of just the audio? To widen the access to
those who don't have the bandwidth to download the video?
2. how's it looking for the senate committee hearings?
Again, many many thanks. Just wow.
> 1. any chance of having mp3's of just the audio? To widen the access to
> those who don't have the bandwidth to download the video?
That's a good idea ... let me see what we can do. The main focus is
the raw data out there on the theory that the net and/or the congress
derive the rest. But, good to show the audio-only piece.
> 2. how's it looking for the senate committee hearings?
One house at a time, eh? :) I've been focusing on the house.
it might take a bit longer to move the senate along.
Fantastic work! You are a stud for pushing this forward. We're so
thrilled these hearing videos will be available.
I'll second the request for mp3 of the audio.
I also want to echo the request for Flash file - ideally hi-res (400 x 300).
And also an accompanying transcript - useful for searching and for
Thanks again for your great work!