Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Open and Shut Cases

Thanks to my fellow NEH-Vectors Fellow Micki McGee for this image of the banner for the 2009 Adobe Government Assembly. Of course, having a company that manufactures proprietary software celebrate its openness in a bid for more government contracts might seem a strange rhetorical move, but at least it indicates that Google isn't the only one making this pitch. Choosing to highlight a YouTube video on the platform of its Mountain View competitor in a number of fields may also seem strange, but the conflation of the administration's rhetoric of "transparency" and the PDF format loathed by pro-disclosure groups like the Sunlight Foundation depends on inferring a presidential endorsement.

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