Mike Butcher blogs a deal between the UK Government and MSN to offer Government content to MSN users. Mike draws out an analogy with the recent discussion of Azeem Azhar’s BPL idea. I think the comparison is valuable but the big difference it that so much Government content is paralysingly boring so it’s unlikely that the content industry will throng to repurpose it. Most interesting is the potential for MSN (or anyone really – preferably Google) to offer a better interface to Government content than the Government currently seems able to do. See my whinge about NHS Direct’s dire interface to its own extremely important and useful content.