People do like to find excuses for not doing something they just don't want to do. In the case of opening public sector information, so that the people who have paid for it can access it, the excuses are entirely predictable and wholly unconvincing.
A recent posting on Facebook alerted me to an old poem, the Chaos, by Gerard Nolst Trenité (1870-1946). I later found out that this is something that has vexed W3C colleagues for a while, several of whom have recorded their versions - I leave it to them to share or not. Having made a living as a voice over in a previous life, I couldn't resist the challenge.
In a Lisbon hotel bar recently I faced a challenge, one that in my job I really ought to be able to rise to.
I had an e-mail asking me to remove a link from this site to another. A lot of Web masters are receiving such messages. I hope you will join me in treating such e-mails with contempt.
This is a train of thought that's been evolving in my head for over 40 years. Time to give it some online expression. It's my explanation for why I'm an atheist and why I've been one ever since I was a child.