Thursday, May 14, 2009

White House technologies

Yesterday, Robert Gibbs got a bit irritated with reporters' cell phones.

Technology in the White House has a long history. Shaun Mullen at Kiko's Place blog has a very interesting post about Abraham Lincoln as the first technology president. Specifically he writes about Lincoln's use of the telegraph.

From the frontispiece of the 1907 book Lincoln in the Telegraph Office. This images is streamed from Mr. Lincoln's
High-Tech War
by Thomas B. Allen
Roger MacBride Allen
at and

Also Abraham Lincoln: A Technology Leader of His Time
Despite his image as a log-splitting bumpkin, technology fueled Lincoln's presidency
From US News By Henry J. Reske
Posted February 11, 2009

More from Lincoln in the Telegraph Office: Recollections of the United States Military Telegraph Corps during the Civil War: David Homer Bates at online at Google Books

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