Presidents and the technologies of their day

A Presidents' Day look at who in the White House got use what first

presidents

Regular readers may have seen this one before, but since we at Network World will be off on Monday and newcomers are always wandering by, here's another look at "Tech 'firsts' that made a president's day:"

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.

You knew Abe Lincoln had a patent, right?

Welcome regulars and passersby. Here are a few more recent buzzblog items. And, if you’d like to receive Buzzblog via e-mail newsletter, here’s where to sign up. You can follow me on Twitter here and on Google+ here.

Join the Network World communities on Facebook and LinkedIn to comment on topics that are top of mind.

Copyright © 2012 IDG Communications, Inc.

IT Salary Survey: The results are in