A talk with Elizabeth Edwards

We’re talking to Elizabeth Edwards on skype.

Talked to the guy who does web stuff for the Sarkozy gov’t and the guy who does web stuff for the Gordon Brown gov’t. This is like woah. There are only like 6 of these people who take charge of web outreach for western democracies in the world, and two of them met in person. Interesting to see them interact.

Some talk about using the power of the web with gov’t to solve problems easily. Example – if you submit your taxes online, the gov’t could, for example, ask you if you want to register to vote, or tell you if you’re eligible for food stamps when you’re done.

Imagine after you go to the doctor, he gives you the contact info of a bunch of local people with the same disease. Easy to implement, wide-ranging effects.

Elzabeth Edwards – campaigns really mostly view the internet as a spigot for money.