The bad old days when simply publishing PDF copies of the fundamental texts that underly democracy and calling it "eDemocracy" or "eLegislation" or "transparency" or "participation" are thankfully numbered.
For a great pointer in the direction of what the future can hold when a democracy steps boldly into the electronic world, see http://www.legislation.gov.uk/.
To paraphrase Churchill, we are not at the end of the bad old days. Not even the beginning of the end. But we have definitely seen the end of the beginning :-)
This is going to be a fascinating few era for anyone who lives in a democracy - not just those involved in IT. Churchill also said that Democracy was the worst form of Government ever invented - apart from all the others.
I would love to be able to invite him to come back to Earth in a few years time and give us his opinion because I believe its about to get better again.
In my opinion, the Internet is about to have a more profound impact on the practice of democracy than television, the telephone and the printing press combined.