I started getting phone calls from a certain BI bigshot’s public relations firm after I mentioned his firm in a story. The woman who called every few weeks seemed too sweet for the job, but some days any friendly voice gets in. I always talked to her but always held her off.
If bureaucrats were to shut down their websites and simply fed data to whoever wanted to comb it out, as one group will soon propose, would we have failed at Government 2.0?
Almost no one has mentioned Government 2.0 in the same breath as business intelligence—yet they’re destined for each other.
I was thinking about Government 2.0 at about midnight last night—when the dark, quiet world gives way to ghosts. Then it’s easy to imagine BI tools and methods opening government to the masses.