Running a Country…on Your iPad

What happens when you’re head of state and you’re stranded in a foreign land, and there’s pressing national business to attend to? Simple, pull out your iPad. That’s exactly what Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg did in New York, CNN reports. With ash from and erupting Icelandic volcano grounding flights to Europe, the Prime Minister was able to stay on top of business back home.

Government officials posted a picture of Stoltenberg hovering over his iPad on the government website, saying “the prime minister is working at the airport.” Along with the iPad, Stoltenberg is using a mobile phone and the Internet to stay abreast of the situation back home. Apple couldn’t get any better PR for its highly popular device than this…


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  1. Matthew Guay April 18, 2010 at 7:08 pm #

    And this is more efficient than running your country from a laptop?

  2. morphoyle April 19, 2010 at 6:40 am #

    What a load. He checked for status updates and used the internet. He did not “run a country.” Exaggerate much?

  3. tom b April 19, 2010 at 8:22 am #

    Good thing he wasn’t from Finland; the Nokia loyalists would have a cow.

  4. Nicole Ellis May 14, 2010 at 3:26 am #

    i am planning to buy an iPad since it looks lighter than a regular desknote and i don not use much of the features of a laptop.,.:


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