Gee the public center has value …who’d a thunk! Review of Debunking Public vs Private Sector Myths By Mariana Mazzucato Book review in the Financial Times (free registration required…worth a look see) http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/32ba9b92-efd4-11e2-a237-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2b2Q4KzJN Sandy
Posts By Sandy Ressler
Top Ten Ways Feds Can Help With the Sequester 10. As building maintenance is curtailed, chip in and bring in some cleaning products from home 9. Bathroom duty 8. Sell snacks to the people waiting for hours at the new TSA security lines 7. Offer to be a plane spotter to help the short handedRead… Read more »
Dear Apple, The iPad is a great device, BUT that virtual keyboard has a glaring omission. The “.com” key, when held, pops up a very cool short cut for other top level domains: .net .org .com .us .edu but hey no .gov!! Totally annoying and doesn’t help people when trying to find useful .gov websites.Read… Read more »
I was listening to the radio this morning and heard some of the discussion about the “tea party” rally last Thurs on the Mall. According to the report about a half dozen members of Congress also clamored for microphone and television attention. One member of Congress (I forget who) said that his colleagues often askedRead… Read more »
I’m not real hot on social media. I don’t desire to live my life on a Facebook wall and have no desire to reconnect with people I lost touch with 25 years ago. Generally there was a reason we lost touch 😉 However it strikes me that perhaps the real “killer-app” for social media isRead… Read more »
OK fellow Feds, our pay is frozen for two years. I can live with it, but I’m not happy about it. The trend in the news seems to be attacks on state workers. I say “Welcome to the club!!” Us Feds were getting kind of lonely being picked on exclusively. Now state employee’s can joinRead… Read more »
It seems that the country is becoming more and more polarized. Right wingers have become far-right-wingers, and left wingers are moving far-left, all are becoming wing-nuts. I’ve been a federal employee for (gulp) 25 years and it’s rarely been something to be “proud” of to non federal people, i.e. the general public. Perception of federalRead… Read more »
Take a look at a just published NYTimes letter from an old friend http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/28/business/28backpage-GOVERNMENTAS_LETTERS.htm?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1246190656-P7n3Pwsk3VDcFxZptE5V/A (reprinted for your convenience here) Re “Can Government Till the Fields of Innovation?” (Unboxed, June 21), which examined national efforts around the world to turn ideas into products and services: The United States government, far from just “wading into” innovation today,Read… Read more »
Check out the article about Carl Malamud trying to figure out how to get the administration to appoint him to head the GPO. I for one hope he succeeds…he’s done amazing things in the past.
Check out http://twitter.com/cdarwin where you can follow the tweets of Charles Darwin on the Beagle. So what other historical events might be educational/amusing using this methodology?