Tag Archives: Technology

Change Is Inevitable…


This is a great video with some stats about the pace of change and what those changes are.  Hey politicians… are you watching?

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Episode 16 – Who is in Charge of the Economy?


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Like a bizarre kabuki dance, nobody seems to be taking the lead infixing the economy. Oh, and thanks to the Government for finally acknowledging what we all knew: we are, in fact, in a RECESSION. Want more bad news? The folks from the auto industry are now driving to DC to ask for their $25 billion in bailout money, while AIG spends our money on “cash awards” (that’s corporate weasel language for big bonuses, as in $3 million to one person). More bad news? Jeff and Glenn still don’t have a morning show on MSNBC (or any cable outlet). Won’t you help? Someone in MSNBC… take charge, this show will make your career!

Not every informative political discussion has to be boring — PoliTalk is the podcast where substance meets humor.

Listen to the current installment of PoliTalk and get yourself informed, inspired, entertained and ready for the day… spread the word… tell two friends, and so on and so on…

You can get the PoliTalk Podcast from Podcast.com and iTunes.

Episode 15 – Tech Boom in the White House


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A laptop in the Oval Office? The Obama campaign employing new proprietary software which literally changed the way Election Day was managed…now and for the foreseeable future? Technology gets tackled in this episode of PoliTalk. In addition, Glenn and Jeff wax poetic about possible cabinet picks, political appointments and the possible uses for $700 billion in bailout money. Wouldn’t it be easier if we just cut every taxpayer a check? Can we ever stop talking about Sarah Palin? Not as long as turkeys are getting impaled while she’s doing press conferences. What’s next, a live moose hunt while talking budget appropriations and subcommittee assignments? Hey, anything for attention. Finally, Glenn and Jeff imagine a future, with your help, hosting a morning political talk show. Remember…Not every informative political discussion has to be boring — PoliTalk: the podcast where substance meets humor.

Listen to the current installment of PoliTalk and get yourself informed, inspired, entertained and ready for the day… spread the word… tell two friends, and so on and so on…

You can get the PoliTalk Podcast from Podcast.com and iTunes.

Obama to Have Laptop in Oval Office


I have a dream…

I just learned that President-Elect Barack Obama will have a laptop on his desk in the Oval Office. Duhhh, you say? Well, did you also know that Obama will be the first president in the history of the USA to use a laptop on his desk? Why is this important? It is a sign. A sign of a president who does plan on doing work on his desk and he will harness the productivity power of the computer. It also is an indication of someone that understands the tremendous power of the Internet. Think about this — as President of the United States, you are isolated. You are surrounded by security and staffers who shield the outside world. Your exposure to TV is probably filtered by people who identify critical news that you should watch. Your world view is viewed by the professionals that brief on world affairs, history and recommended responses. You essentially live in an Ivory Tower known as the Presidency.

Now we will have a President who hopefully will at least have access to a Web browser. Imagine that… a president who can read news, blogs, social media rants and even home made videos on YouTube. Do I dare think that the isolation of the Presidency that delivers President George Herbet Walker Bush did not know the price of a gallon of milk, will be shattered with the use of a laptop in the Oval Office?

Maybe I am dreaming. But maybe, just maybe, we will have a President who will solicit his own information leveraging the same tool that millions of us have come to rely on every day. – Glenn