The economy, the recent troubles in Egypt, and the war in Afghanistan, are all taking a back seat in the British Parliament. A more pressing issue is at hand… iPads!
Politicians may soon debate whether or not it is feasible to introduce this technology and maybe have it reduce the need for pen and paper, as well as improving efficiency.
– I wonder how good British Prime Minister David Cameron is at Angry Birds?
Unfortunately for fans of Angry Birds, it seems like the iPad will be used for more “important” things!
Former Minister for Digital Britian, Stephen Timms, is an iPad advocate hand has been using one while in the Commons since the release of the iPad.
“For me, the benefits include being able to look up parliamentary papers, looking into Hansard without going out of the chamber, and accessing the parliamentary order paper that sets out the business of the day.”
“It’s no different from having that on paper but it’s convenient to be able to access that sitting in the chamber rather than having to go out and get a paper copy.”
“If you are scrutinising legislation in a committee then it is useful to be able to look things up – the iPad is ideal for that.”