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Last post Author Topic: Obama staffers find no Mac love among White House computers  (Read 9353 times)

Paul Keith

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Re: Obama staffers find no Mac love among White House computers
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2009, 09:56:27 AM »
Yeah but that's the price we have to pay when most of us are into pop culture nowadays and let the media have it's ways. They're not going to make unsensational important news become big until they become so big, every core issue is some equally hyped up popular minor issue that got caught in the carpet of ignoring small things until they become flaws.

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Re: Obama staffers find no Mac love among White House computers
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2009, 12:21:22 PM »
The article is just fluff trying to invent another way in which the previous government was somehow incompetent - it backfires to anyone who does IT in the real world because there is nothing wrong with 6+ year old technology - almost everything we use nowadays - even all the trendiest things like subnotebooks, virtualisation, clouds etc. is more than 6 years old. Exceptions might be some graphics cards and the ipod's touch screen and a few other things.

And frankly nowadays if you can't move from mac to PC to linux and do the basics of your job, you're not as good as you think

Bless you for pointing that out.


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Re: Obama staffers find no Mac love among White House computers
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2009, 04:58:09 PM »
This stories cycles every eight years. Remember all the stories about the FBI computer debacles from the Clinton years? The state of government computers at that time was dangerous by all accounts. We lived through it, but not before some companies made large fortunes from their bids to update them. Then the story promptly died.

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Re: Obama staffers find no Mac love among White House computers
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2009, 04:27:32 PM »
I heard the president's calendar is kept on a Honeywell COBOL program.