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Journal cvos's Journal: Obama Staff Shocked at Obsolete Whitehouse Computers

White House stuck in "technological dark ages"

Apparently computers and digital communication were not high priorities for the previous administration.

Obama's team arrived at the White House Tuesday to find only a handful of laptops, old PCs running outdated software, disconnected phone lines, and a series of rules and regulations that essentially forbid anything resembling Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, or AIM. "It is kind of like going from an Xbox to an Atari," Obama spokesman Bill Burton said of his new digs.

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Obama Staff Shocked at Obsolete Whitehouse Computers

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