Thursday, January 29, 2009

One way we are organizing on Bowen

Peter Rawsthorne talks about the ways we are using the web to hook up ciizen initiatives for the public good on Bowen Island. The final question is an interesting one: is the Bowen eGovernment initiative, as a citizen run initaive a slap in the face to local government?

Peter's answer is dead on: not at all. It's about invitation and taking on things we all CAN do for each other, whether it is building online tools that the community needs or hosting conversations that the municipality CAN'T host, or running projects that don;t need government support. It's all in aid of the bigger good.