Friday Poll: Tech tradeoffs in D.C.

Due to security reasons, many White House staffers will have to give up technology they leaned on to win the election. If you were in the West Wing, what would you miss most?

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Political sacrifices
What would you miss most in the White House?

Poking Dick Cheney on Facebook
IMing Mom pretending to be Barack
Voting up stories about me on Digg (Biden only)
Hacking Rahm's Wi-Fi so he only gets Drudge
Text-arguing with new BFF Secretary Clinton



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After much ado, we now know that President Obama gets to keep a security-enhanced version of his beloved BlackBerry.

But due to those same sorts of security concerns, many White House staffers will have to give up technology they leaned on to win the election, like their MacBooks.

If you were working in the West Wing, what would you miss most?

About the author

    With more than 15 years experience testing hardware (and being obsessed with it), Crave freelance writer Matt Hickey can tell the good gadgets from the great. He also has a keen eye for future technology trends. Matt has blogged for publications including TechCrunch, CrunchGear, and most recently, Gizmodo. Matt is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CBS Interactive. E-mail Matt.

     

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