Hey, there's a bunch of people meeting right now to push ahead participatory or networked democracy, people who know how things work.
Nick Troiano is liveblogging it at Live from eDemocracyCamp2, for example:
"Government should be transparent. … Government should be participatory. … Government should be collaborative.
" Those are the basic principles of the directive to be issued by the
"Chief Technology Officer, in coordination with the Director of the
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Administrator of General
Services" – The CTO was just named by the President yesterday.
Real stuff is happening here, an emergent broad public/private partnership.