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Lunchtime Listen: Government Data and The Invisible Hand

In this interview, Jon Udell talks with Director and Associate Director of the Center for Information Technology Policy about the future of government information distribution and the paper Government Data and the Invisible Hand (Robinson, David, Harlan Yu, William P. Zeller, and Edward W. Felten. SSRN, May 28, 2008). The paper proposes that the government should reduce its role in presenting important government information to citizens and should provide reusable data, rather than providing websites, as the core of its online publishing responsibility.

The Center for Information Technology Policy is sponsored by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton. It promotes an informed public discussion of digital technologies. addresses digital technologies as they interact with policy, markets and society.

Jon describes the conversation on his blog: A conversation with the founders of Princeton’s Center for Information Techology Policy.

Also see:
Freedom to Tinker
Center for Information Technology Policy
Ed Felten
David Robinson
Jon Udell and his blog
XRBL (“a language for the electronic communication of business and financial data”)

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