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Message 00639: Re: vivek

On Mar 9, 2009, at 5:20 PM, Aaron Swartz wrote:

they all seem overwhelmed at the moment. no tech staff yet.

i know. the thing they don't realize is they're probably not going to get any. :)

i told you i've offered to donate bulk.resource.org to them to kick start data.gov? In theory, meeting on Tuesday about that. Paul Vixie said he would personally do the install for them. We also, in theory, have a deal cooking with gpo which would have us create an API for their stuff as a joint venture between public.resource and gpo.gov. In both cases, I'll believe it when I see it.

In the meantime,. I will be giving tech talks next week to the smithsonian webmasters, the senate sysadmins, and the house new media staffers. Also meeting with the appropriations clerks for both judicial and legislative to discuss financial issues ("is it proper for the courts to be hoarding $150m in this time of economic crisis?"). And, meeting with the union president, c-span, librarians. Should be a very interesting week.

If you're on high-bandwidth, can show you the first proof on my nomination book ... first 191 pages (final is about 350 pages).