Joshua Lamel: Does Anyone in Congress Get Technology?

After 48 hours of serious coding work that seemed more suited for Stanford’s campus, a group of staffers, bleary-eyed and tired, approached their boss with a new creation. Dubbed “Madison,” they were set to launch a new technological solution that would allow for the drafting of Internet crowd-sourced legislation. This was not typical D.C. at work. These were no ordinary staffers and they worked for no ordinary member. As they set to launch Madison, one staffer said to his boss he was concerned that if too many people tried to use it, the program would crash. In response, the member of Congress replied, “Like most things that are a 1.0 or Beta, our assumption is that we’ll learn from this.”

via Joshua Lamel: Does Anyone in Congress Get Technology?.

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