I think I just decided who to vote for (from VentureBeat):
The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has given VentureBeat an exclusive look at his technology plan, which he plans to unveil officially tomorrow (Wednesday) before a visit to Google’s headquarters.
The full plan can be seen below. It contains several new proposals, including the appointment of technology czar called a Chief Technology Officer.
The CTO’s mandate would be quite different from the Cybersecurity czar appointed under the Bush Administration. Bush’s czar helped defend against cyberattacks. Obama’s CTO, by contrast, would ensure government officials holds open meetings, broadcast live webcasts of those meetings, and use blogging software, wikis and open comments to communicate policies with Americans, according to the plan.
We seriously need an Obama for ALA! If only ALA Presidents served for 4 years and had a reasonable amount of power…
Give Rettig a chance.
Brian, I think Jim rocks! He has great ideas, but he is so limited in what he can do by the amount of time he has and ALA’s massive bureaucracy.