The White House's annual economic report received a bit of an upgrade (of sorts) this year.
The more than 400-page tome on the country's fiscal outlook, released Thursday, is far more accessible and portable than its predecessors, said Christina Romer, chairwoman of the White House's Council of Economic Advisers.
Some of the upgrades are slightly less high-tech than one might expect. "So for the first time it's been printed in color," Romer said during Thursday's press briefing, amid a few chuckles.
Others, however, are a bit more promising.
"It's going to be the first time, staying with our accessibility and transparency [theme] -- it will be available in electronic form for your Kindle and your Sony Reader, and whatever," Romer explained.
Added Romer: "So, you know, everybody on the beach will be reading the economic report of the president."