Zombies Ahead

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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.)