You don't think high-tech has become a major element of our lives in this Brave New World/2006? Here, Thom George documents HBO's Mike Kennedy being sworn in at noon today, via cell phone. Writes Thom: "Quality isn't very good, used my Treo phone, but wanted to forward the visual proof that Mr. Kennedy is indeed a city councilman." Kudos to Mike, Deanna and Woody. Hat Tip to Thom.