Quote of the Day

“‘The biggest thing I’m paying attention to is what some people call participatory or network democracy. The notion that people can come together in great numbers not only for an electoral campaign
but for new forms of governance. The notion of customer service for
local governments. In New York and San Francisco, you can call 311 and
get a pothole filled or figure out how to get a license. I think that
applies to government at all levels throughout the country. There are
now millions of people–mostly young–getting involved in politics for
the first time.”

–The always low-key but rarely boring Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist.org, quoted in US News and World report