Today has been loaded with little metaphors. Dick Cheney leaving in a wheelchair, for instance, but another amazing one is comparing the White House website today with what it looked like when Bush took office.

Comparing the two makes it perfectly clear just how much has changed since 2001, and what we hope will come tomorrow: Flash, blogs, bigger monitors and broadband internet.

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Oh wait. Well, you know, some such optimism about our first-ever connected president, technology and the future, yadda yadda. [White House, Wayback Machine via PatrickMcConnel via 10000Words via Editorialiste]