I waited for the Caltrain
for over an hour because I just couldn’t read that confusing time table! Arrrrrgh! the case of the horriﬁc data citizens cal & chris save the day
You know, Chris, I haven't
the this is alot of foggiest. Let's So, they log onto the Caltrain site... fun, but i need to check the get going. do you schedule! know when the next Caltrain is? GADZOOKS! HOW DO THEY EXPECT US TO UNDERSTAND THIS? not long ago... That will never do...plotting a scheme to improve that I must nasty interface... help, too! And the two of them go off to redesign...
...it all starts with a
discussion, mostly on blogs, started by Robert Oullette, who says the TTC needs a bit of citizen intervention quot;barcampquot; style... The TTc is such a rockin' system, too bad the website suxor! Well, you know...we really don't have to put up with that. Let's get together with a bunch of people 'barcamp' style and make some changes!
Hi!! I'm Mark Kuznicki and
I'm Passionate about Civic Engagement! And there was music... So this guy and a bunch of others put this thing on... Is that a Maquette?! Fun! And Designs for the new TTC website... And Ideas for transit in the future...
...The traditional news outlets have
done a fantastic job of sensationalizing the already sensational...If their goal was simply to make me anxious, then job well done... from: http://sitening.com/blog/2007/10/22/ san-diego-wildfire-updates-with-google- maps/
Fortunately, we have the Internet,
with its Web 2.0, open API’s, and several clever people who have been able to assemble some very useful information. Here’s my favorite of the bunch. It’s a Google Map of the San Diego area, with polygons and icons showing the perimeter of the ﬁre at various times throughout the past few days, along with road closings, shelter locations, and other updates. from: http://sitening.com/blog/2007/10/22/ san-diego-wildfire-updates-with-google- maps/
“ A quot;platformquot; is a
system that can be programmed and therefore customized by outside developers – users – and in that way, adapted to countless needs and niches that the platform's original developers could ” not have possibly contemplated, much less had time to accommodate. –Marc Andreessen, http://blog.pmarca.com/2007/09/the-three- kinds.html talk to me about stuff like Microformats, APIs and OpenID afterwards!
how to encourage collaboration 1.be
a platform (provide 6.show progress APIs - make data available) 7. take simple, small steps 8.reach out to people from 2.publish everything different backgrounds openly and industries 3.be available 9.view the public as a 4.embrace the chaos partner, not a recipient 5.reward contributors 10.run real, open betas
About those rockin’ images •
Many of them are purchased from iStockPhoto.com • Those borrowed from Flickr are: • Cal Henderson: http://ﬂickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/108769433/ • California Fires: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/slworking/1721837998/ • Caltrain: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/roland/156255158 • Chris and Cal Yell: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/stewart/84223661/ • Chris and Cal Laugh: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/foolswisdom/86710196/ • TTC street shot: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/tracer/117014378/ • Transit Waiting Area: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/mag/374819180/ • Accordian Guy: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/willpate/381425426/ • Design Slam TransitCamp: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/brycej/380827536/ • Whiteboard TransitCamp: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/rdi/379668453/ • The Grid TransitCamp: http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/brycej/380816409/ • And the song, of course, “Somebody’s Watching Me” by Rockwell (classic)