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March 14, 2004


Doug Kenline

Thanks for blogging Pierre. Good leadership.


I stumbled upon this blog and 1 hour later, i feel i have been given a set of keys to engaging in the community, technology and culture. lots of interesting provacative stuff. i am not at all a hard core techie, but i am interested.
isn't the nytimes doing a fab job covering the voting mess? and, i love that the diebold/o'dell story is getting bigger -- bill maher talked about in on his excellent hbo show.


People in government should first do no harm, then act in the public interest, stepping as lightly as possible to avoid unintended consequences.

I'm curious... Implied by the constitution (which I'm okay with changing) isn't it the gov't's first duty to protect us from other countries and then from our very own citizens?

I have always put this task before doing "no harm, then act[ing] in the public interest." I'm on the same playing field with your stated concepts. But, being a literalist, I find it necessary for public standards to be held. Those standards only allow gov't officials to do assigned tasks given to them by their appointment--Which make no sense when our Senators are off gallavanting around engaging in tasks like prompting me to by more ethanol gasoline, or handing me fliers on how to vote "Christian-Like."

However, I do agree with your points on voting booths and ballots. That was well written. It's very sad that we have to pass laws to be able to vote honestly.

This blog is a good idea, I think that I will create one myself.

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