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Could You do it?

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I don’t know what would be the bigger hurdle for me is I was the 44th president of these United States of America, the task of fixing this financial crisis, or having to give up my blackberry, my touch, and my mac. Would you be able to do it? Who knew that American president’s don’t use computers? WTF? I kind of almost have a problem with that. Check out this piece in today’s NY Times:

For all the perquisites and power afforded the president, the chief executive of the United States is essentially deprived by law and by culture of some of the very tools that other chief executives depend on to survive and to thrive. Mr. Obama, however, seems intent on pulling the office at least partly into the 21st century on that score; aides said he hopes to have a laptop computer on his desk in the Oval Office, making him the first American president to do so.

WASHINGTON — Sorry, Mr. President. Please surrender your BlackBerry.

Those are seven words President-elect Barack Obama is dreading but expecting to hear, friends and advisers say, when he takes office in 65 days.

For years, like legions of other professionals, Mr. Obama has been all but addicted to his BlackBerry. The device has rarely been far from his side — on most days, it was fastened to his belt — to provide a singular conduit to the outside world as the bubble around him grew tighter and tighter throughout his campaign.

read the rest of the piece here’.

pic courtesy NY Times

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