[LINK] UK government to create 'super websites'

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Thu Jan 11 10:54:05 AEDT 2007

At 10:20 +1100 11/1/07, Ivan Trundle wrote:
>I thoroughly dislike, as a consumer/taxpayer, having to assess which 
>is the best location to find information, and in any event, there is 
>simply too much of it about to make sense of it much of the time 
>(less is more).

Entry-Points are hardly a new idea:
(1999, reporting on consultancy work of the preceding years)

The Entry-Point concept is distinct from 'portal'/'vortal' and its ilk:

Examples include:

Dispersed repositories, using common protocols and standards.

(No, they didn't implement anything like all of the recommendations 
we gave them;  but some of these sites are reasonably functional).

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