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Obama's technical staff flaunt incompetence. Hilarity ensues

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:19 pm
by vesuvan
http://i.gizmodo.com/5137030/obama-staf ... im-or-macs

Highlights

Obama staffers, previously residents of a magical technological world filled with IM, Facebook, unicorns and Macs, found a barbaric Stone Age when they entered the White House: No IM, scarce laptops, and dear Christ, Windows XP.


Other brutal conditions include dated computer software and rules banning outside e-mail accounts (don't want another Sarah Palin mess, do we?).


the conditions there really are brutal for the work they're trying to accomplish, and the new ways they're trying to accomplish it, if you think about it.


This is what happens when you expect a Mac user to actually do something with a computer besides Safari. But what do I know, I'm just an IT Sisyphus with a plan 9 fetish, not the president's facebook technician.

Re: Obama's technical staff flaunt incompetence. Hilarity ensues

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:37 am
by Hydrolisk
They should hire Bill Gates. He could fix it.

Or better yet, the Linux penguin. Or ever BETTER, that one operating system that was coded with like, two lines or something. The smallest operating system... It won an award, anyway. Of sorts.

*Mac-hate.*

Re: Obama's technical staff flaunt incompetence. Hilarity ensues

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:02 am
by Logue
Hydrolisk wrote:They should hire Bill Gates. He could fix it.

Or better yet, the Linux penguin. Or ever BETTER, that one operating system that was coded with like, two lines or something. The smallest operating system... It won an award, anyway. Of sorts.

*Mac-hate.*


Um, hello? All 3? C'mon. That'd be epic. Super Small Lindows.... Or Tiny Windux......

Re: Obama's technical staff flaunt incompetence. Hilarity ensues

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:34 pm
by Hell_Tempest
vesuvan wrote:This is what happens when you expect a Mac user to actually do something with a computer besides Safari. But what do I know, I'm just an IT Sisyphus with a plan 9 fetish, not the president's facebook technician.


Ouch. Nicely put there ves.