Websites are not signboards. Information in the web must be updated immediately. But Daily Star said the Bangladesh government’s various websites are nothing but digital signboards. They are full of outdated and irrelevant contents. Citizens need information to interact with the state. But the bureaucracy tends to keep everything close to its chest. Such pervasive inhibition has made civil service the crucible of corruption. It overshadows the future of Digital Bangladesh, which is the present government’s election pledge. Culture of disseminating information is the precondition of development. Deployment of technology may wait.