Tim O'Reilly blogs about the news that President Obama plans to nominate Aneesh Chopra to be the first US chief technology officer. O'Reilly quotes a White House document as describing the position like this: "The CTO will develop national strategies for using advanced technologies to transform our economy and our society, such as fostering private sector innovation, reducing administrative costs and medical errors using health IT, and using technology to change the way teachers teach and students learn." Sounds good to us -- but if you have doubts, check out O'Reilly's blog post for several reasons he thinks Chopra is the right guy for the job.
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