Malamud's "By the People" - stirring history of the Government Printing Office

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3 Responses to “Malamud's "By the People" - stirring history of the Government Printing Office”

  1. cymk says:

    This post, coupled with your previous post about the right to have broadband go well together. One is the perfect argument for the other. Free broadband means the cheap and easy dissemination of information to the populace, streaming audio/video webcasts of sessions of congress. Archived videos, streamed via a youtube like site, of previous sessions or meetings of government officials.

    I think the only reason you don’t have the saturation of information now is the issue of money. As Mr. Malamud pointed out in the video, initially the information was printed at the whims of the newspapers, then it was published via a designated printing office. Now it would seem silly not to upload all of those documents to the web. Give each department its own server, and each department is required to produce a digital copy (of each hard copy) of every law, manual, suggestion, amendment, criticism, and publish the transcripts to every public meeting held.

  2. fredduncan says:

    I agree; archived videos, streamed via a youtube like site, of previous sessions or meetings of government officials. Even for self publishing endeavors, broadband means the cheap and easy dissemination of information to everyone.

  3. jahknow says:

    pdf download link for people without a scribd login:

    http://www.lulu.com/items/volume_66/7481000/7481875/5/print/7481875.pdf

    and yes, I will pay lulu for an actual print copy too!

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