White House transition: From tech savvy Obama to 'techno-skeptic' Trump who fears Internet

As Barack Obama celebrated and embraced technology, Donld Trump is being all skeptic about technology and its safe use.

Donald Trump sifts through stacks of newspapers and printed articles to stay updated

As Barack Obama began preparing to leave the Oval Office, the fist tech-savvy President of the United States of America has ordered his team to upgrade the aging technology of the White House for his successor.

While Obama is making sure that the president-elect gets the newest computers, faster internet connection and latest technologies, Donald Trump seems to be looking for a courier service to be included in all these modernizations.

This delivery method of a bygone era might just make comeback under Donald Trump's Presidency. Despite his frequent and voracious use of Twitter, Donald Trump appears to prefer courier service over computer technologies.

Expressing new skepticism about the security of online communication system Trump said, "You know, if you have something really important, write it out and have it delivered by courier, the old-fashioned way. Because I'll tell you what: No computer is safe. I don't care what they say."

Initially during his campaign he also said that he doesn't know how to turn a computer. "Today the computer and technology industries are hot, but that doesn't mean that they won't cool off quickly. It just seems to me that they are overheated, and competition is strong. When I read about all of the different companies producing new computers by the thousands, it seems like a very tough business to me. But then, I don't even know how to turn on a computer. Therefore, I'm not a natural investor in technology. If you are drawn to this sector, at least approach it with an advisor," the President elect said.

Donald Trump's skepticism about new and developing technology is a sharp contrast from the President he is going to replace on January 20 this year.

Obama, a tech enthusiast who carries a specially outfitted Blackberry, has received some of his daily security briefings on an iPad. He was a celebrator of new technology, so much so, that he created the post of Chief Technology Officer in the White House. Barrack Obama always gave more importance to innovations and viewed technology to be the key of this federal government to connect with people.

Whereas, Donald Trump, the 70-year-old business tycoon hardly uses a computer and sifts through stacks of newspapers and printed articles to stay updated.

Donald Trump's skepticism can be understood from another of his previous statements, where he said that America has developed internet and now ISIS is using it better than them so, America should close the internet up to fight ISIS recruitment via internet.

"ISIS is recruiting through the Internet. ISIS is using the Internet better than we are using the Internet, and it was our idea. I want to get our brilliant people from Silicon Valley and other places and figure out a way that ISIS cannot do what they're doing. You talk freedom of speech. I don't want them using our Internet to take our young, impressionable youth. We should be using our most brilliant minds to figure a way that ISIS cannot use the Internet. And then we should be able to penetrate the Internet and find out exactly where ISIS is and everything about ISIS. And we can do that if we use our good people. I would certainly be open to closing areas where we are at war with somebody. I don't want to let people that want to kill us use our Internet."

But do all these mean that he will stop bombarding people with his explosive and controversial tweets?

No way.

"Absolutely, you're going to see Twitter," incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said. ''I think it freaks the mainstream media out - that he has this following of 45-plus million people that follow him on social media" and he "can have a direct conversation" with them", he added.

Trump made the comments during his annual New Year's Eve bash at his Mar-a-Lago club. Hundreds of guests gathered in the club's grand ballroom, including action star Sylvester Stallone and romance novel model Fabio. Reporters were invited to watch as guests arrived.

This article was first published on January 3, 2017