So Obama is likely to be the first American president to have a laptop on his desk in the Oval office as well as the first to use the web for his weekly address to the nation. This little interesting nugget has sparked a flurry of discussion amongst designers over how the White House should be changed to accommodate the more tech savvy Obama and his love for tech.
Lisa LaPorta, designer of HGTV’s “Designed to Sell”, has a wonderful vision for the White House library:
I see the library as more of an Internet cafe-lounge with state-of-the-art computer, television and surround-sound capabilities as well as a place for books. … I would like to take down whatever art hangs above the fireplace and replace it with a flat screen television-computer monitor.
I would love to hear of Obama’s changes in the near future and hopefully raising the standard for leaders homes worldwide, both on a technological front and on design. Naturally there are more important areas to attend to but a little gadgetry never hurt anyone, did it?