It's easy to take this for granted, but we shouldn't. This is the beginning of the first true new millennium Presidency. Clinton promised a 'bridge to the 21st century' but really didn't take us there. Who knows if Obama will when all is said and done.
But this is an interesting start from a communications perspective. It takes the need for a web presence for granted. That's the biggest news here.
I put this out here for 2 reasons:
- Consider it a challenge to all those in the corporate world who can't decide whether to even have a blog (hello, 90% of the Fortune 500). Obama's got a site just for his transition. What's your excuse?
- I don't know about you, but I don't want to talk about anything else right now. Even Republicans I know are saying that they can't believe they are getting the opportunity to experience this. A couple of weeks ago, I argued against holding off on announcements etc. during the big financial meltdown, saying we all had to get on with business as usual. But this week, I pity anyone who chose to make a big announcement.