Friday is always an interesting day to report news. In the hit political drama series produced and written by Aaron Sorkin, The West Wing, he came up with how the White House Press Secretary got into a routine with staffers in the Communications office to gather up all the news that should be announced, but prayed nobody read about it. Well guess what, covering the news on Government issues can be the same! So every Friday, it will be Take out the Trash Day .
Here's my take on some news that isn't all that interesting but still made it online somewhere....
Throw out the trash day
From the New York Times - Governor of California sends secret code message (this too was a story line in one of the episode of The West Wing) - Arnold got some pretty good writers!
Wired Magazine says an ISP owner still under gag order by the FBI. Wonder if the ISP had any other news to report, like are customer connections still working?
The BBC found thieves who think copper is still worth stealing from British Telecom - an entire Kilometer ripped out from a conduit by truck!
Minister of Environment for Australia jumps onto the smart grid energy bandwagon. Soon the entire world will have governments and utility companies capable of remotely shutting off your electricity and you won't have a choice.
Also included on the last Friday of each month, I will blog my take on the best and worst government websites. Send me an email if you find ones that I should rate. At the end of the year I'll announce the 'awards' of each category.
Best Website for month of October for Content
City of Los Angeles
Best Website - Organization of Content
Whitehouse, Washington D.C.
Most innovative government website:
Open Internet by the FCC
Worst website for Content
City of New York
Worst website - Organization of content
Federal Communications Commission