Archive for the ‘government’ Category

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Rebooting Baghdad

by Warren

America’s finest nerds recently went to Iraq courtesy of the State Department to see what, if anything could be done to push Iraq from a failed state to something a little closer to a startup culture. Results were mixed. People in Iraq have been oppressed for 60-odd years, have no real tradition of free enterprise, and at any rate have just been through hell, so enthusiasm for open-source and blogging in unsurprisingly tempered. But in a bid for what wonks apparently call “21st century statecraft,” Silicon Valley is doing its best to lend a helping hand.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Canadian gov’t gets the internet?

by Warren But this guy seems to understand that changes are afoot, ones that could be potentially fantastic for Canada.