US Ambassador Sworn in on E-Reader

The Kindle paperwhite 3G was on display after a news conference in Santa Monica, Calif., Sept. 6, 2012. (J. Emilio Flores/The New York Times)
The Amazon Kindle. –NYT

A little bit of history was made yesterday when Suzi LeVine was sworn into her post as the US ambassador to Switzerland using an e-reader. has remarks from LeVine. She says she chose to take the oath over an e-copy of the constitution as a sign of American entrepreneurship and innovation and all that good stuff. However, the very first reason she lists for why she went digital? “It was what I had.’’

So. Who forgot the constitution?

Similarly, the Washington Post notes that a group of firefighters in New Jersey recently became sworn in on an iPad version of the Bible, because “nobody could find a version in print.’’


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