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Message 00069: Re: job: make government data accessible and useful

On Mar 8, 2008, at 4:38 PM, Aaron Swartz wrote:

It's an open space.  A few people have done the political junk (e.g.,
the CNET dude)

Do you mean MAPLight?

No. He's a little slick for my taste, but seems to be doing useful things.

I meant this train wreck:


But, the basic point was that the scope is about 200m pages of stuff, and if you can make it searchable, cross-link it, etc.., etc.. there is a $10b/year revenue opportunity, particularly if you can figure out how to lay it into the enterprise workflow stuff.