As of h.15 circa of 16 July there is a new Italia.IT, emotionally impactful and linguistically lavish. At least that is what they are promising it will become by the time it reaches its full potential in October of this year.
Pomp and fanfare for the launch of the New image of the Italian brand – “magic Italy” – and without further waiting:
Some have called it “a Photoshop sampler” but I think it reminds me of a 1980s TV logo when everyone was just learning the power of computer graphics. Okay, maybe the early 90s to be generous.
Long live the genius of a true artist like Mirò.
by Lorenzo Spallino – www.webimpossibile.net
The formal appeal of Scandaloitaliano requesting that the documentation regarding the bidding and contracts for the portal Italia.it be made available has been denied by the Commission for Access to Public Documents of the president of the Council of Ministers.
The reasoning applied by the Commission lays a grievous limitation on any possible objective analysis of the level of compliance of the Stanca law on accessibility of Information Technologies [first of which, web technologies; NdT], since it hinders any way of checking the conformity to article 4, which penalizes by nullifying the contracts which do not foresee compliance to the twenty-two technical requirements.
Read the rest (sorry, in Italian)
Yeah, well kinda.
It is curious, the choice of one particular English word they use…
… il Ministro Nicolais e il Vice Presidente Rutelli hanno deciso di procedere nel progetto, incentrato su una reale collaborazione con le Regioni e su un’ attività di promozione del sistema turistico italiano, che vedrà successivamente ampliate le aree dell’incoming e dell’informazione diretta.
Now is it just me, or does the word “IIINCOOOOMING!” in this case ring of war movies, where our heroes are being bombarded by shells left and right, and after a brief respite which is supposed to induce thoughts of the end of this attack and the resumption of the daily drag of military life in war, we hear the whistle of another, one last shell, which in Hollywood always mean that the nicest and most honest of the remaining soldiers is about to buy the big weekend pass in the sky…
I personally wonder what they are trying to say here.
Oh, and how long does it take the “Ministro per le Riforme e le Innovazioni nella Pubblica Amministrazione” to get off their “Sito temporaneo” and stand on their own two feet, and move onto something that they can rightfully claim their own, and for which they are willing to take responsibility? Mah?
at least this time it hasn’t taken as long for others to notice:
Quando la montagna partorisce un topolino (in Italian) – Michele Cassone
Italia.it, il Governo rispond (in Italian) – Punto Informatico
Here we are at ritaliaCamp, and “guarda caso”: italia.it is DOWN again.
Just getting started, we’ll try and update later once things get started…
(later) well a little less enthusiastic than I expected, but potentially the groundwork for future advancement, though tough to tell.
I think there were too mixed expectations and too wide a variety amongst the participants: some expected a concentration on tourism, some on webservers, some on creating a new portal and others maybe just on being part of the “anti-scandal” or having their fifteen minutes.
Oh, well, the organization was exceptional, and the fresh coldcuts and seasoned cheeses were delicious.