The Four Pillars of an Open Civic System - O'Reilly Radar
Oivaltava artikkeli siitä, kenen kaikkien välillä ja mihin suuntaan datan tulee liikkua (hallinto-kansalaiset) (kansalaiset-hallinto) (hallinto-hallinto) ja (kansalaiset-kansalaiset) What we really want (or what I really want anyway) is not simply government transparency, but an open civic system - a civic system that operates, and flourishes, as a fully open system, for whatever level we happen to be talking about - federal, state, city, neighborhood, whatever. And transparency is a big part of that open civic system, but it is still only one part. In fact there are four parts to a functioning open civic system. These are:
Citizen to Citizen (C2C). Okay so now we have both open G2C and C2G data flows going, and that's great - huge amplification of civic activity, great realization of efficiency with regards to interaction between government and people. But there are all sorts of ways to improve civic life that don't really need to involve the government at all - what about those things? That's where Citizen to Citizen, or C2C, data flows come in. C2C is the citizens' brigade of data flow - it's the people doing it for themselves, whatever "it" happens to be. Clever Commute, in New Jersey, is one example of a great C2C data flow.
By John Geraci
Comments on Open Government (eGov in the UK)Aerocivic - aerodynamic mods for maximum fuel economy - aerocivic.com
My car is a 1992 Honda Civic CX which I bought new, has an EPA fuel consumption rating of 47 mpg (US) highway / 39 city (5.0/6.0 L/100 km ... 20.0/16.6 km/L ... 56.4/46.8 mpg (Imp.)), and averaged mid 40's when driven "normally".
Boy this guys has spent a lot of time modifying his car to be as slippery as possible.
cost about 400. As much as 90mpg
I'd like to do this to my 1992 Honda Civic
If this is not a hoax, then this is why I am disgusted by every auto mfg on the planet: one person, inspired by a German design from the 1930s, mods an existing car to get twice the fuel efficiency.