Gone But Not Forgotten

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Are We There Yet?

By Keith McDonald

After a couple of years of riding along the Open Data trail, how are you feeling? The question assumes you were an early adopter and have been along for the ride so far?

It's good to see that those in government who've "cracked 'er open" continue to add data and build. That includes the City of Toronto.

It comes to mind though, the traditional question all kids ask when on a long drive: "Are we there yet?"

In the Open Data world, we could ask instead: "Are we any nearer the promise of Open Data?"

My Dad used to answer the how long to go question with: "Just another couple of hours". He'd say that, no matter how far away we were from the destination. Funny, Dad!!!!

Open Data Journey

I'm not sure how far away we are from the full promise of Open Data but the ride is just as important perhaps.

On a personal note, I've enjoyed the journey so far.I'll be stepping away from writing the DATA eh? blog for a bit. Hope the dialogue continues in what ever form and format follow.


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