Ellen Perlman was a GOVERNING staff writer and technology columnist.E-mail: email@example.com
Imagine the shock. Obama's technological whiz kids arrive at the White House only to find Stone Age software in the vaunted West Wing. The horror!
As the Washington Post explains, the social networking crowd is left with no Facebook, no instant messaging, no technology life-blood. Get the smelling salts!
We've all been there. Go to grandma's house for the weekend and find the ol' computer chuggin' by steam engine, if there's a computer at all. But at grandma's house, all ya gotta do is eat and socialize...um...in person. Imagine if you had to solve the nation's problems on her machinery.
We wish them luck getting up to speed.
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