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Barack Obama Signs iPad; Meets With Steve Jobs

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Now sign my fingerprint scanner here with your finger, please.

The POTUS, Barack Obama, often makes public appearances to greet the citizens. People often go crazy and confess their love to the leader of the USA, seeking handshakes, photographs and autographs.

This one man, Sylvester Cann, wanted a new type of autograph – made from Obama's finger to his iPad.

 

And this is what he ended up with:

This is what Cann told TechCrunch about the event:

At a rally in Seattle, WA at the University of Washington, the President used the touchscreen on my iPad to give me his autograph. Secret service was leery about the idea, but they warmed up to the idea and the President thought it was cool.

He looked slightly surprised, but proceeded to use his finger to scribble on the iPad using the Adobe Ideas app.

I have a video of the event as well. This HAS to be the first time an iPad has received a Presidential autograph.

Obama Signs iPad

In somewhat related news, Obama stopped by the Bay Area last week to meet with those in the technology sector. The Mercury News reports that Obama met with Apple CEO Steve Jobs at the Westin Hotel in San Francisco for around 45 minutes. The two supposedly discussed technology, education and job creation.

Obama also spoke at a $30,400 per plate fundraiser at Google executive Marissa Mayer home.

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    theshonen8899 , October 25, 2010 6:17 AM
    wasabiman123Jesus, our president is too retarded as to not encourage actual technological advancement for the US by supporting a company that still uses core 2 duos in their labbies...I swear I need to move to japan one of these days...


    Wow dude. As a Japanese myself I can say sincerely that you make US look bad. Please don't move to Japan. We don't want you there.
  • 28 Hide
    soundping , October 25, 2010 5:51 AM
    Fox News will hate iPads now.
  • 27 Hide
    lauxenburg , October 25, 2010 5:35 AM
    wasabiman123Jesus, our president is too retarded as to not encourage actual technological advancement for the US by supporting a company that still uses core 2 duos in their labbies...I swear I need to move to japan one of these days...


    I think he has other things to worry about than what processor Apple uses in their computers. Could be wrong.
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  • 27 Hide
    lauxenburg , October 25, 2010 5:35 AM
    wasabiman123Jesus, our president is too retarded as to not encourage actual technological advancement for the US by supporting a company that still uses core 2 duos in their labbies...I swear I need to move to japan one of these days...


    I think he has other things to worry about than what processor Apple uses in their computers. Could be wrong.
  • 17 Hide
    _Cubase_ , October 25, 2010 5:48 AM
    Wow, that's gotta be a record. Not even past the first post and somebody has stood up on the political soap-box. Just don't slip and break your neck.
  • 28 Hide
    soundping , October 25, 2010 5:51 AM
    Fox News will hate iPads now.
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    Anonymous , October 25, 2010 6:09 AM
    Awww....way to devalue that iPad.
  • 31 Hide
    theshonen8899 , October 25, 2010 6:17 AM
    wasabiman123Jesus, our president is too retarded as to not encourage actual technological advancement for the US by supporting a company that still uses core 2 duos in their labbies...I swear I need to move to japan one of these days...


    Wow dude. As a Japanese myself I can say sincerely that you make US look bad. Please don't move to Japan. We don't want you there.
  • 10 Hide
    theshonen8899 , October 25, 2010 6:18 AM
    soundpingFox News will hate iPads now.


    LOL
  • 13 Hide
    jupiter optimus maximus , October 25, 2010 6:21 AM
    Guys, just stop with the political crap. Its so annoying to hear hypocrisy about the president being this and that.
  • 12 Hide
    damasvara , October 25, 2010 6:27 AM
    politics and technology are 2 different worlds, how many president we know have PC enthusiast as their occupational background? Even if they were, you can use just the fingers on one hand to count.

    I agree with jupiter, cut the political crap :pfff: 
  • 9 Hide
    firebee1991 , October 25, 2010 6:37 AM
    Wow, those people sound like they're at a freaking Beatles concert. Chill girls, he's just a politician.
  • 7 Hide
    TheWhiteRose000 , October 25, 2010 6:37 AM
    I actually stopped caring for Obama, when the whole.
    Ban the internetz started.

  • 11 Hide
    Parsian , October 25, 2010 6:38 AM
    am i the only one who sees a boob in the signature?
  • 2 Hide
    fenispace , October 25, 2010 6:39 AM
    Watch out for that pretend pistol, Mr. President!
  • 5 Hide
    sicpric , October 25, 2010 6:41 AM
    wasabiman123Jesus, our president is too retarded as to not encourage actual technological advancement for the US by supporting a company that still uses core 2 duos in their labbies...I swear I need to move to japan one of these days...


    You obviously don't know much about Japan; this place is just full of weird people and anime porn, not "advanced technology"
  • 7 Hide
    waynewarrior78 , October 25, 2010 7:05 AM
    I realize I was free not to click on the article and that I should not have read it if I have this opinion....

    but seriously, this is not tech news! I know exciting things can't happen everyday so throw a tutorial or a review up of any random thing. This article simply states that the ipad has a touch screen. Furthermore, if this was any product (not just apple) I still would have wrote this comment. Simply just a pointless article.
  • 15 Hide
    waynewarrior78 , October 25, 2010 7:06 AM
    ***Breaking news***

    Blackberry used to call 911, saves kitten from tree.

    *sigh
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    Tom Kamkari , October 25, 2010 7:26 AM
    ROFLMAO @ waynewarrior78, good one man, practically read my mind.
  • 10 Hide
    AMD_pitbull , October 25, 2010 7:44 AM
    jupiter optimus maximusGuys, just stop with the political crap. Its so annoying to hear hypocrisy about the president being this and that.

    Better way to stop with people stating their opinions on politicians: Stop posting articles about them. Especially ones that have no real news included in them.
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