The President signing an iPad, with video

Obama autographs Apple iPad (with video)
[Via MacDailyNews]

At a recent campaign rally, Sylvester Cann had U.S. President Barack Obama sign his Apple iPad…

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Check out the video at MacDailyNews as well as a picture of the signature. The guy’s website is hosed because of all the hits it took today. I had seen a photo of this from another angle from the AP:

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A rally participant asks President Barack Obama to sign his iPad as the president greets the crowd during a rally for Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at the University of Washington in Seattle. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Presidents do not usually sign autographs in the rope line. Apparently security worries about them being used as a weapon that close to the President. So this guy thought, I’ll have him sign my iPad. He wrote out the request on his iPad, put a place to sign and quickly showed the President how to use his finger.

You can see the President look a little quizzically at the iPad and both the Secret Service guys move in close to examine. The President looks like he got a kick out of signing the iPad with his finger. Cute idea.

Apple should use something like this in an Ad. Only the iPad could easily get the President’s signature full-scale like this. Trying to do it on a phone would not have worked nearly as well.

One thought on “The President signing an iPad, with video

  1. The guy is creative. guess the president has never received such request before. However, signing on a digital pad, there might be a risk that someone would compromise the signature. This could be a good idea for Apple to come out with some cool gadget to create “digitalization” in corporate documents.

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