Zombies Ahead


You’d like to think that people really shouldn’t leave those great big elec­tron­ic signs at the side of the road (effect­ively) world-writ­able, should you know?

How­ever, often, they are. There­fore it was def­in­itely good of i-hacked.com to pub­lish the instruc­tions of what to do when you find one.

I cer­tainly hope there’s going to be a flickr group for, erm, edited signs, soon…

Noticed on the B3ta news­let­ter.

Obama Staff Arrives to White House Stuck in Dark Ages of Technology

Obama Staff Arrives to White House Stuck in Dark Ages of Tech­no­logy:

One mem­ber of the White House new-media team came to work on Tues­day, right after the swear­ing-in cere­mony, only to dis­cov­er that it was impossible to know which pro­grams could be updated, or even which com­puters could be used for which pur­poses.

No Instant Mes­sen­gers. No Face­book. A week to get a com­puter and a Black­berry. No laptops! Com­puters that have indi­vidu­al pur­poses? This is going to be a pain­ful trans­ition from a very inter­net-savvy cam­paign. Hope­fully they will gain the abil­ity to change the White House bur­eau­cracy — while the Pres­id­en­tial Records Act is import­ant, it can’t be bey­ond the abil­ity of people to have a White House IT infra­struc­ture suit­able for the Inter­net Age.

(Via The Wash­ing­ton Post.)