The WashingNote had an interesting piece on 14 May referencing the use of the Web by the US Democrat party for election fundraising. Clearly in the last election the ability to raise small amounts of cash from lots of people put President Obama’s campaign way ahead. Seems they are at it again for the next election. But the question is – when does all of this become a bore and begin to backfire?
Seems incoming President Obama is considering appointment of a CTO for the US. Not that surprising when you remember how effectively the Obama campaign used technology in the case to the White House. But perhaps we could benefit from following this idea in Ireland – as we look to up our ranking in the R&D world. Undoubtedly we have made real progress in areas such as ROS. However there continune to be opportunities to streamline how the citizen and businesses interact with government.