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Selected Patterns for Civic Technology
Ask Forgiveness, Not Permission
When you do something interesting (especially with government), it’s sometimes better to act first and get permission later.
Boldly Go Where No Government Has Gone
Think about the limitations of what a government (especially public servants) can do, then do what they cannot.
The Big Thing About Small Things
… is that they add up. Change is often incremental, and you may not realize how a small action can spur longterm outcomes.
Start Locally, Scale Globally
Build with, not for
Fuck it – ship it!