iPads arrive for Saskatchewan cabinet; Premier Wall calls devices ‘life-changing’

“Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall convenes the first cabinet meeting where his ministers brought iPads to the session,” CBC News reports.

“The portable computer devices have been touted as a way to conserve paper and reduce courier costs,” CBC News reports. “Wall and his cabinet of 17 ministers were each issued an iPad. A handful of senior bureaucrats were also provided with one of the devices for a total cost to taxpayers of about $23,000.”

CBC News reports, “It was earlier estimated that the annual savings could amount to about twice that initial outlay… ‘Frankly, this technology is pretty easy to use,'” Wall said. ‘And can be life-changing in terms of the number of binders we usually have in our lives.'”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Art S.” for the heads up.]

40 Comments

  1. “I hope that this means that fewer trees will be felled and less petrol chemicals used in preserving via coating wood by products.”

    All business is conducted with paper contracts. That hasn’t changed in 40 years of computing.

  2. @ mike. The situation you describe is changing rapidly. Emails are now legally binding, if you are a large business operating across continents then you probably have your emails digitally signed.
    Finally I clearly stated “fewer trees”, not all tree felling. Would you like me to read this back to you? so that you can understand it better?

  3. “All business is conducted with paper contracts. That hasn’t changed in 40 years of computing.”

    Well, I e-signed for our six-figure cloud-based mac-friendly ERP system (NetSuite.com), so maybe a few things have changed…

  4. @ NHL,

    “But I still cannot, without blushing, say the name of Saskatchewan’s capital city.”

    Go ahead, say it, it’s easy, it rhymes with Vagina, you can do it, say it.

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