Tech 'firsts' that made a President's day

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Commanders in cutting edge

From the first presidential steamboat ride to the introduction of electricity in the White House to Obama's famous BlackBerry, our nation's commanders in chief have always enjoyed the privilege of being exposed to technology's cutting edge -- even if they haven't always embraced the opportunities. So in honor of Monday's celebration of Presidents' Day, here's a look at some of the more notable – and controversial -- presidential first encounters with the leading technologies of their days. (Expanded from version published on Buzzblog Feb. 10, 2010.)
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