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:
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.)
This image is the first satellite picture of the inauguration of Barack Obama, taken at 11:19 AM EST today by the GeoEye‑1 satellite. The satellite also supplies imagery to Google Earth.