[LINK] UK government to create 'super websites'
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Thu Jan 11 07:55:40 AEDT 2007
>On 10/01/2007, at 10:12 PM, Ivan Trundle wrote:
>> [Whitehall is to shut down 551 websites to make access to
>>information easier for citizens and businesses, the minister for
>>Transformational Government has said]
At 7:16 +1100 11/1/07, Antony Barry wrote:
>I've always felt uncomfortable with too much centralisation ...
Tony was a bit milder than me.
When I saw that late last night, I found it highly depressing, and
sent it on to some colleagues with the following:
Re: Death of the Entry Point
An unhappy new year, I'm afraid.
Cyberspace was a fad that lasted a bit longer than WWII.
Whitehall has quickly reverted to type, re-discovered centralism, and
can be expected to shortly re-create the Ministry of Truth.
>Directgov, launched in 2004, receives over 5m visits a month. ...
I got 3.5 million in 2006. So Directgov beat 1 moderate pre-blogger
by a factor of less than 20.
And the logic then is: because individual agencies are more readily
found than the entry point, we'd better close down the individual
Can consolidation mean anything other than ossification?
Will anyone ever re-discover diseconomies of scale and scope?
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