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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. The team members, accustomed to working on Macintoshes, found computers outfitted with six-year-old versions of Microsoft software. Laptops were scarce, assigned to only a few people in the West Wing. The team was left struggling to put closed captions on online videos.

More at the Washington Post.

Photographic remnants

An unnerving series of digital photos taken from a couple visiting Thailand during the tsunami: they died minutes later, but the recovered camera shows what they saw in the last moments.

The wave gets closer, its power more evident as it kicks up sand and mud and finally crashes onto the beach. “We were stunned — just out of the blue, an echo from the grave,” Pilet said. “What we saw in these pictures were the last five minutes of these people’s lives.”
From the individual who discovered the camera