Bush lebte im Tech-Mittelalter

Als Obama mit seinen Mitarbeitern vor ein paar Tagen das Weiße Haus übernommen hatte, muss ihn als Geek der Schlag getroffen haben. Überall nur uralte Hardware, keine Laptops. Fehlten eigentlich nur noch die Lochkarten, auf denen Bush seine Mails lochen lies, bevor er sie in den Schredder schmiss. Snip von MSNBC:

If the Obama campaign represented a sleek, new iPhone kind of future, the first day of the Obama administration looked more like the rotary-dial past.

Two years after launching the most technologically savvy presidential campaign in history, Obama officials ran smack into the constraints of the federal bureaucracy yesterday, 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. 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.

New staff find White House in tech Dark Ages (via Waxy)