Friday, July 10, 2009

Upon discovering that has been acquired by someone in England, I try to find out their plans. It turns out a borough is planning to use the site to promote local businesses - only for their borough. Good idea, but a waste of a good domain name.

I discuss the issue with the government officials (who make decisions at a snail's pace), and find out the name of their web developer.

I share my ideas with the web developers, and they respond with over-the-top enthusiasm. But the talk is of writing a business plan and venture capital - top down, instead of my more organic grass roots approach.

I am hoping that I just might hire the developers myself, but they seem to have their hands full re-vamping the government site.