A UK MP enlivened an otherwise forgettable speech by prompting herself from her iPad - and nobody noticed or cared.
New technologies famously take less and less time to hit the mainstream: TV took a couple of decades, video recorders about one decade, PCs about five years and so on, up to the smartphone and then the iPad, with the latter seeming to go mainstream even before it saw the light of day.
The UK House of Commons is a good index for this progressive change in change resistance - albeit it runs a decade or more behind. It managed finally to get itself televised four or five decades after TV first beamed out, but this week it surrendered meekly to the iPad just a year after the little plastic flap was announced.
The usually more stuffy House of Lords has already waved through a rule change to allow the use of tablets and gadgets generally.
If you have time to waste the iPad driven speech is here (but I wouldn't bother).
Ian Scales, TelecomTV. You can view the original article here.