Posts Tagged: clay

Where Good Ideas Go To Die

This post was originally published at A year ago, I wrote a post about how and why good ideas face resistance (see: Renewal and Resistance). Today we still can’t swing a good idea without hitting a Clay Layer*, and I thought that it was about time to revisit it. The Clay Layer is thisRead… Read more »

Gov 2 Summit – Clay Johnson

Clay Johnson of Sunlight Labs: 47 Open Source Projects….10k, 5k, 2,500 prizes. Local spending – Uses HTML 5 to pick budget for area. Does it for local recovery as well. FBI Fugitive Concentration – Memory card game – probability of how likely your flight will be delayed timeline – plot of the timelineRead… Read more »

Gov 2 Summit – Clay Shirky

Telling story about LA Times, Apps for Democracy, and Fines…. LA Times had no space to adapt. Apps for Democracy. Understood motive of hackers. Encourage and support motives. Didn’t take credit until after apps were done. Contract to users has to be complete but not too complete. Users are motivated to do things you willRead… Read more »