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When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jun 17th, 2008 at 11:13:20 AM EST
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Why don't we put up a second diary in x days (I could be ready by the weekend - but you name your time, as long as you need).

The dairy would suggest a basic way of looking at the EU structure so that different 'flows' could be overlaid upon it. ie a Template. Ideally it would be a template that could accommodate all kinds of overlaid information in the future. I don't even know if this is possible - in a way that would be interesting for the audience that I suggested.

If we come up with a workable plan/s, perhaps we could have an 'occasional series' status - since I believe that this idea is so ET fundamental that there will be (rightly) a lot of discussion of detail. It is not something imo that will be ready in a couple of weeks - it will be ongoing. I may be wrong.

By all means let's email. You and I have volunteered to do some work on the basics - and I bow to your analytic mind - but let us also make sure that everyone who has a mind to contribute, can do so. I don't think any one of us has all the answers, but together maybe?  ;-)

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by Sven Triloqvist on Tue Jun 17th, 2008 at 12:12:08 PM EST
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Do you want to do Lisbon or Nice?

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jun 17th, 2008 at 02:33:03 PM EST
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The template I am reaching for would accommodate both, and future enlargement.

It should also be possible. for example, to visually indicate, in overlay, basic geography, language groupings, political groupings (updatable), etc. So, I say again, we need a simple means of depicting the institutional relationships, on which can be overlaid different ways of looking at the 'flow' between those relationships.

That means, for example, that a visitor could click EFTA, Lisbon or Nice, or whatever and see who is/was involved and how. Or they could click <energy> and <windpower> and see the installed KWh in various countries. Or they could click <CAP> and see the amounts each state receives. Or whatever. If we can design a basic engine like Google Maps then we can leave others to add these functionalities.

Our ET gift to the citizens of the EU would be to provide this engine.

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by Sven Triloqvist on Tue Jun 17th, 2008 at 02:53:14 PM EST
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