Things That Have Caught My Attention

Dan Hon's Newsletter

Tag: Russell Davies

s2e05: Unblocking 

0.0 Sitrep 9:39am on Tuesday July 21. There’s a draft in here that was started on 6 July. Since then I managed to get hospitalised for viral meningitis (if you’re going to get meningitis, get this kind – it’s the kind that won’t kill you within about 48 hours) thanks to, we think, my son […]

Episode One Hundred and Ninety One: When Things Listen; An Unproductive Argument; Process; Until It Turns Into Writing 

0.0 Sitrep On the way back to Portland from Louisville (Lou-uh-ville), Kentucky after having spoken on a panel on “syndicating innovation across jurisdictions in government”. My first conference in the government space (I’m not counting attending the Code for America summit last year, that was more of a throwing in at the deep end before […]

Episode One Hundred and Ninety: Translation; Drift; The Thing About Things

0.0 Sitrep 8:03pm on my flight back to Portland after having spent the week at work in San Francisco. It may well be that my newsletters essentially become things that I do on planes at this point. BUT! Still thoughts in the back of my head about *that* New York Times Farhad Manjoo piece about the […]

Episode One Hundred and Eighty Seven: Snow Crashing (10); How The Web Works Now

0.0 Sitrep 4:18pm, Central Standard Time on 29 November on the way to London Heathrow, from Kansas City via Mineapolis St-Paul, leading a Code for America expedition to the UK’s Government Digital Service. I’ll be meeting up in London with five of my colleagues trying not so much to find out what makes GDS tick […]

Episode One Hundred and Sixty Eight: Continued Careening 

0.0 Sitrep Sat next to Frances Berriman at the Code for America Summit (“Wow, I’m seeing the magic happen!”) on opening day, and already feeling pretty good about the next section. An early morning: a 4:30am wakeup for a 7:25am flight (you can tell I’m paranoid about arriving in time at the airport) that ended […]