Seems perfect right? All us office workers across the world could view the inauguration with the click of a mouse, without even getting up from our desks? Well, not exactly. While the numbers certainly are impressive, many web viewers found themselves unable to access the videos, staring at frozen images, and experiencing a barrage of interruptions and long pauses.
This viewing issue seems to provide a metaphor for a task that Obama and all Presidents’ must take on–balancing the need and desire for change and evolution while maintaining core competencies that keep us going. As we prepare for the next four years and soak in the now, it’s interesting to look back to March 4, 1901, when a lone cameraman was dispatched to capture the swearing in of William McKinley.
Oh how far we have come. Now we all look to Obama to see how far we can go.