Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Request for public comments?

The older I get, the more I realize that the things you say/write will either have unintended side-effects or will show up in some very interesting places. And, as such, you should be very careful in your choice of words (I was) when someone asks your opinion (even in forums like public Requests for Comment (RFCs)). Hopefully, this blog doesn't count because you receive my opinion without asking for it.

A friend's recent vanity search, which turned up some unexpected responses, prompted me to do one of my own (it's been awhile). The short version of this story is that I may not yet have visited Congress, but my words have. Yikes!

Okay, it was a RFC dealing with constraints on how a specific organization should make its data publicly available. Nothing major but what happens to your words, after they leave your head, can be quite interesting.