I am off to 2gether08 next week and, following an email from the organizer, I have been musing on who should attend such events.

From what I can see the Central government delegates are mainly a mix of digital people and a couple of us from the IT world.

So where are the policy colleagues?

This is one of the things I find odd about my world. Whether or not web 2.0 is as transformational as some people might pitch it, it is clear that it is already having an effect on how we work, how we communicate and how the public sphere operates.

These strike me as being potentially deep issues for the future of not just the Civil Service but the wider democratic process.

So my dumb question of the day is simple, who owns the policy responsibility for strategic thinking in our world?



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