Wed, Mar 6, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Computer History Museum Presents: Gavin Newsom on 'Citizenville'Download audio (MP3)
California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom sees a bright future for open-source America. The former San Francisco mayor's first book "Citizenville" tells of how ordinary citizens can use new digital tools to dissolve political gridlock and transform American democracy. Newsom joins moderator Michael Krasny to explain how the problems of 21st century America are too big and too expensive for the government to simply buy solutions. Instead, he says, we must innovate our way out. Just as the post office and the highway system provide public infrastructure to channel both personal and private enterprise -- a platform upon which citizens can grow -- so too could a modern digital government house the needs, concerns, information and collaboration of an enlightened digital citizenry.