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Can’t make it to the inauguration? January 19, 2009

Posted by Mike in End User Computing.
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I thought this might be helpful to those who can’t make it to DC or who won’t be in front of a TV. 

Thanks to CNN.com for the story:

More than 2 million Americans lost their jobs last year, the stock market fell by almost 45 percent from its peak, and comparisons with the Great Depression are becoming disturbingly commonplace.

But that isn’t stopping Washington from throwing a $160 million party, the most lavish ever, for Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration on Tuesday.

Technology companies are joining the festivities by hosting a number of inaugural parties, and a collection of news and other Web sites are aiming to let anyone who can’t be in the nation’s capital–or who doesn’t want to brave probably-freezing temperatures–follow along online.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/01/16/inauguration.online/

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1. Mike - January 21, 2009

A record setting event!

Millions of cubicle dwellers across the country helped set records for Internet traffic on Tuesday as they watched online video of the inauguration ceremonies — or at least tried to. The overwhelming demand meant that some Web sites and data networks had trouble keeping up, forcing many people to turn to less cutting-edge forms of media.

Full story compliments from the NY Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/21/us/politics/21video.html


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