Liberal techie wizards, please form an orderly queue*

“The revolution doesn’t happen when society adopts new tools. It happens when society adopts new behaviours.” – Clay Shirky

This has become Lynne Featherstone’s quote du jour since she took on the role of Chair of the party’s new technology board a few weeks ago. I’m really pleased with this as a guiding principle, because I think it will enable the board to keep the right balance between the medium and the message.

And that’s just my opinion – judging from the messages Facebook groups and discussion boards and the emails to Lynne, a huge number of people, both medium-specialists and message-specialists, are eager to make a contribution.

So to get a handle on our resources, Lynne has created a Liberty Research survey to gauge the abilities and volunteering capacity of the party’s techie contingent. Yes, all of you. Off you go and take it, code monkeys, flash fans, graphics geeks, open saucies and Twitterati, and read Lynne’s post as well.

I note that, as with leafleting, it’s not necessary to actually be a party member, you just have to be willing to volunteer your skills.

* Well, no, I suppose it doesn’t have to be orderly. Or a queue. Any sort of 3D pattern based on any sort of organising principle, basically. Or chaos theory if you like.

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  • Is a stack more efficient than a queue? Should we use a linked-list instead?

    Is an array faster, or perhaps an array of pointers?

  • Chris Keating 26th Jan '09 - 3:01pm

    I’m sure a bunch of web geeks can spontaneously organise themselves. 😉

  • Martin Land 26th Jan '09 - 3:27pm

    Mmmm. I’d like to know a lot more about this body first, Alix. Who appointed it? Who is it accountable to? What’s its remit?

    The LD’s are highly critical of Quango’s while constantly inventing ‘QuaLDo’s’.

  • ooh ooh ah aahr. Me code monkey. Dig my shlib (shared library that is)

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