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    It seems we haven't even begun to scratch the surface of the many ways in which the iPad will come in handy both at home and around the office. In fact, during the last few weeks, a plethora of published news reports have noted just how prevalent iPads have become at media events, press conferences, and political functions.

    No shortage of TV producers have been spotted working the carpet of movie premieres lugging around an iPad in place of a bundle of folders and papers, most of which serve as reference material for the entertainment personalities and hosts who interview celebs arriving at the premiere. But while this use of the iPad is relatively subtle, slightly more glaring is the way in which Apple's tablet has become a mainstay of public appearances by prominent elected officials.

    New York City Mayor and billionaire business titan Michael Bloomberg is out on the front lines of the latest functionality provided by the iPad - a podium encased teleprompter and reference source. Bloomberg joins a growing list of political leaders who utilize the iPad at public functions during speeches. As chronicled this morning in the New York Daily News, Bloomberg is hooked on his iPad. Yesterday, Bloomberg "ditched his note cards to read a speech off his iPad, with a faint blue glow shining on him from its screen." The publication noted that Bloomberg takes his iPad everywhere and even "plays with it" during meetings.

    This week at D8, Steve Jobs observed that Apple's tablet will ultimately trickle into more aspects of everyday life than most can likely envision at the present time. Love him or hate him, since the iPad was released only two months ago this week, all evidence of our growing obsession with and reliance upon the iPad could very well prove Steve Jobs correct sooner rather than later.

    Image via New York Daily News
    2010-06-03 04:06 PM
  2. Carlos's Avatar
    welcome on board!
    King Los aka Los Ninyo
    2010-06-03 04:13 PM
  3. billmilo's Avatar
    Yeah, it quite ubiquitous now, since only one person was seen using it.
    2010-06-03 04:28 PM
  4. adp's Avatar
    Hopefully this will prevent moments like these...

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    2010-06-03 04:48 PM
  5. CaptainChaos's Avatar
    2010-06-03 05:29 PM
  6. CMOSlabs's Avatar
    I can see this type of thing popping up in Video/TV and Movie productions. I bet the apps are already in the making. Boys and their Toys, only limited by your imagination what to do with them.
    2010-06-03 05:55 PM
  7. clarky8's Avatar
    Another wasteful way to use the ipad
    2010-06-03 06:15 PM
  8. Eagleye's Avatar
    Hopefully this will prevent moments like these...
    Thats hillarious! Did he ever finish his sentence?
    2010-06-03 06:20 PM
  9. arem's Avatar
    Thats hillarious! Did he ever finish his sentence?
    He's always talked like that off-prompter....it's pathetic.
    2010-06-03 07:05 PM
  10. adp's Avatar
    Thats hillarious! Did he ever finish his sentence?
    Use your own conclusions lol

    1) Everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma, they end up taking up a hospital bed, it costs, when, if you, they just gave, you gave them treatment early and they got some treatment, and a, a breathalyzer, or inhalator, not a breathalyzer. (crowd laughing) I haven't had much sleep in the last 48 hours.

    2) What they'll say is, "Well, it costs too much money," but you know what? It would cost, about... It -- it -- it would cost about the same as what we would spend... It... Over the course of 10 years it would cost what it would costs us... (nervous laugh) All right. Okay. We're going to... It... It would cost us about the same as it would cost for about -- hold on one second. I can't hear myself. But I'm glad you're fired up, though. I'm glad.
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    2010-06-03 07:38 PM
  11. tekwiz's Avatar
    Yeah, it quite ubiquitous now, since only one person was seen using it.
    Many world leaders and celebs have been seen with it.
    2010-06-04 11:40 PM
  12. Phillies2606's Avatar
    hahahaahh this is cool!
    2010-06-08 08:07 AM
  13. modem's Avatar
    cool,genius Jobs
    2010-06-11 07:51 AM
  14. quidam_brujah's Avatar
    Sorry, I didn't realized this became the 'bash Obama' thread.
    One of the things I really liked about modmyi is that I could come here to read ON-TOPIC Apple tech news without getting into politics.
    2010-06-14 01:34 PM
  15. bigjara's Avatar
    Very very cool
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    2010-06-19 08:39 PM
  16. itract's Avatar
    thats supercool
    mod edit/link removed
    2010-06-24 10:48 AM
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