Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Expectations Fulfilled

While my own technology is still on the fritz, here are more good reasons to bring back the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, as set out in Chris Mooney's and Mark Hoofnagle's further posts on the subject.
Mark, in particular, gives an extensive history of the OTA, based on The Politics of Expertise in Congress by Bruce Bimber.

Our government actually had a good idea and, after they saw how good it was, they killed it.

Oh, wait a minute ... it is our government, isn't it?

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