I stumbled across an innovative tool this week that may be very useful for us at the GPO. The tool is offered by Mixedink. MixedInk takes a fresh approach to collaborative writing. It's a fun, democratic and elegant way for people to weave their best ideas together. (Plus, it's free!)
I met with the founder of Mixedink Friday and got a complete demonstration of the tool. They are a small start up company that has developed this concept into a very user-friendly tool that is hosted in a cloud. This tool was used by Slate Magazine to allow the general public to create a proposed inauguration speech for President Obama (Mr. President, Give this Speech).
As the new administration moves to more open government, tools like this could play a big role.