Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dark Ages of Technology???

WaPo reported Two years after launching the most technologically savvy presidential campaign in history, Obama officials ran smack into the constraints of the federal bureaucracy yesterday,
The is government. Get used to bureaucracy.
encountering a jumble of disconnected phone lines, old computer software, and security regulations forbidding outside e-mail accounts. What does that mean in 21st-century terms? No Facebook to communicate with supporters.
Poor babies.
No outside e-mail log-ins. No instant messaging. Hard adjustments for a staff that helped sweep Obama to power through, among other things, relentless online social networking.
And get used to a press that may not accept everything you say without question.
"It is kind of like going from an Xbox to an Atari,"
both toys.
Obama spokesman Bill Burton said of his new digs.... The team members, accustomed to working on Macintoshes, found computers outfitted with six-year-old versions of Microsoft software.
Many prefer XP to Vista.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Obama is getting his own Blackberry to be used to call up friends and probably Michelle. Does he really need this kind of thing? Ya can't buy them in a store. They were made special for him. Does that seem fair? I think not. I believe the cost of this particular Blackberry is over $300 dollars, American money of course, and that's not worth much these days.....ANON