Why government sites are outdated and very much not fun to use

Aug 6, 2015

Government data sites are typically sluggish and a pain to use. So many forms. So slow. So much cruft in the way of what you really want. We went over this.

Reply All, one of my favorite podcasts, talked to technologist Clay Johnson about why government sites are like this. It’s not so much the people as it is the system that gets in the way of making things better.

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