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Web person at the Imperial War Museum, just completed PhD about digital sustainability in museums (the original motivation for this blog was as my research diary). Posting occasionally, and usually museum tech stuff but prone to stray. I welcome comments if you want to take anything further. These are my opinions and should not be attributed to my employer or anyone else (unless they thought of them too). Twitter: @jottevanger

Friday, October 05, 2007

Adactio on the new paradigm of public/private

Ever though-provoking Jeremy Keith writes in Lock up your data of the clash of paradigms between those who assume that all their data will be public unless they specifically say otherwise vs those he expect the default to be privacy (old skool, like Jeremy and me, I guess). He suggests that this is not a technological question but a cultural one, to be addressed by a conversation between those offering APIs/access to data, developers using those APIs, people creating the data, and indeed search engines that crawl API driven sites. I haven't much to add except that I find the point about the cultural implications being key to be especially interesting.