Monday, September 12, 2005

Singapore Policy Wiki

This wiki hopes to aggregate the diverse opinions of people who wish to offer policy proposals for Singapore, so that readers can compare and decide for themselves which policies they think would be best for Singapore's future.

Emphasis mine. This is a good idea in theory, and indeed if properly fleshed out it has to potential to add true value (to Singapore as a nation), but I think it does suffer from a chicken-egg issue, which might be systemic because of the platform chosen. The chicken-egg issue is that there is no impeutus for submission, because it is unknown. This is compounded by a lack of recognition for participation - it is a wiki and hence serially anonymous.

This model has worked in the past, but with a far larger target audience. Time will tell.

[Source: Wannabe Lawyer (blog), 18/08/2005]