"Unleash the power of the Internet" on the Congress.

Submitted by Rafael DeGennaro on Thu, 2006-03-30 16:38.

I guess Congress is beyond irony. The AP reported March 27, 2006 that congressional Republicans pushed to put documents from the Saddam Hussein government on the Internet:

The U.S. government is making public a huge trove of documents seized during the invasion of Iraq, posting them on the Internet in a step that is at once a nod to the Web’s power and an admission that U.S. intelligence resources are overloaded.

Republican leaders in Congress pushed for the release, which was first proposed by conservative commentators and bloggers….

….The idea of the government turning over a massive database to volunteers is revolutionary and not only to them. “Let’s unleash the power of the Internet on these documents,” said House Intelligence Chairman Peter Hoekstra.”

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“The secret of the 21st century is attract a lot of smart people to focus on problems that you think are important,” said Glenn Reynolds, the conservative blogger at Instapundit.com and author of “An Army of Davids: How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People to Beat Big Media, Big Government and Other Goliaths.”

“It’s kind of like a swarm. It’s a lot of individual minds looking at it from different angles. The stuff that’s most interesting tends to bubble to the top,” he said.

Sounds good, but let’s unleash the power of the Internet on the Congress, too!