While I'm at Velocity, Personal Democracy Forum is happening on the other side of the US. David Stephenson was kind enough to send me a slide share of the talk he'll be giving there on government data feeds and visualization. I couldn't help comparing his vision with the reality that Jason Snell writes about in Alameda County: court documents as individually scanned TIFF documents served up in some crappy Java applet. Heh. Some places have a long way to go.