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President Obama complains White House technology is ‘30 years behind’
"President Obama may be content using a slightly outdated (though admittedly secure) BlackBerry while on the go, but it seems that he’s far more disappointed in the technology at the White House itself. Speaking at a fundraiser in Chicago this week, Obama said that “when it comes to technology, we are like 30 years behind,” and he’s not just just talking about some ancient Windows desktops left over from the previous administration in the West Wing. He went on to complain about the lack of “really cool phones and stuff,” saying, “I’m the president of the United States. Where’s the fancy buttons and stuff and the big screen comes up? It doesn’t happen.” Maybe he can get some of his new tech industry friends to help him out with that if manages to settle in for a second term.” [Engadget]

President Obama complains White House technology is ‘30 years behind’

"President Obama may be content using a slightly outdated (though admittedly secure) BlackBerry while on the go, but it seems that he’s far more disappointed in the technology at the White House itself. Speaking at a fundraiser in Chicago this week, Obama said that “when it comes to technology, we are like 30 years behind,” and he’s not just just talking about some ancient Windows desktops left over from the previous administration in the West Wing. He went on to complain about the lack of “really cool phones and stuff,” saying, “I’m the president of the United States. Where’s the fancy buttons and stuff and the big screen comes up? It doesn’t happen.” Maybe he can get some of his new tech industry friends to help him out with that if manages to settle in for a second term.” [Engadget]

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  1. limathea reblogged this from flowerrrrrrchild
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  3. zubzubzub reblogged this from rankandfile and added:
    haha obamz
  4. thenoodle89 reblogged this from mmanal and added:
    shut up, he is still our president.
  5. aneducationineducation reblogged this from rankandfile and added:
    The office that handles tech support for Congress just approved Apple computers for government use last summer. And they...
  6. fridaydistractions reblogged this from rankandfile and added:
    Even Obama has problems getting his tech up to speed. It is interesting that coolness is a big part of what is wanted.
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    LOL
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  12. joshbarr reblogged this from technipol and added:
    Are you fucking kidding me Mr. President?
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    President Obama complains White House technology is ‘30 years behind’ “President Obama may be content using a slightly...
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  18. rankandfile reblogged this from villagevoice and added:
    The White House is not immune to IT consumerization angst.
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