Politics And Technology: Can The Two Ever Mix?

Technology And Politics

Huffington Post UK   First Posted: 17/11/11 11:39 Updated: 17/11/11 11:39

Francis Maude says it's time for politicians to embrace technology - and even take home their red boxes on disks.

"We need to get our technology much better," he told the Press Association. "The technology that we had in the Cabinet Office that I inherited... I could not take my Red Box home on disc."

But while he may be confident with technology - and its security implications - other politicians have proved poor at handling even the simplest social networks.

Take a look at the run-down of politicians and their grasp of technology, from Gordon Brown to Barack Obama.

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