Friday, November 28, 2003

E-Government finding adherents in Chile

Some new interest and excitement on e-governance coming out of the Bio Bio region of Chile. Jane Fontain, author of Building the Virtual State, visited Chile on November 14th. I'm not sure if that is what initiated this new interest, but I hope it can launch Chile into the forefront of e-government thought and innovation. I would love to see that coming from Latin America.

Boris Carikeo has started a blog on technology, public policy, and society. Boris informs us that the IACD and OAS are sponsoring a course on the formulation of e-government strategies.

Karin Quiero has started an interesting blog on psychology and social policy. I am looking forward to some interesting content and ideas coming from these two sources.

This Thursday, a flute orchestra of six hundred flutists will attempt to set a world record in Concepción, the capital city of Bio Bio. My daughter will be playing the flute in a concert that same day.

I always hate to see good bloggers like the author of Awablog checking out from the blogosphere.

The New York Times points to a study that suggests that states' finances are on the rebound.