More Comments On This

William Heath, with his usual incredibly high quality of suggestions mentioned that it might be a good idea to put the Varney report on UK Government on Government services to Citizens, and also the ID Cards Action plan up for comment.

One think about doing the id cards document is the amount of care that had been taken over layout and presentation; and the way that headers were used to break up text, seemingly to hide what was actually being said behind the heading. Compared to that document, the ISG report was a joy to convert – focussing on substance, not spin or style.

I wonder what will be worth doing next…

posted: 30 Dec 2006

Merry Christmas

Some of the people behind mySociety have traditionally produced a “Christmas present for the world” – Directionless, hassle me.

There are many large documents published (Iraq Study Group, Dodgy Dossier, POWER Inquiry, Gowers Review) which would benefit from people being able to comment on particular paragraphs, rather than the document as a whole.

The Comment on POWER site took more work to create than is worthwhile for most documents; and it should be easier than that. So I built comment on this and populated it with the Iraq Study Group report as a proof of concept. The voodoo behind the scenes should make this easier for other stuff

Let’s see what happens…

posted: 27 Dec 2006