First thing you’ll notice about this picture is how utterly relaxed the Barack Obama T-shirt sporting young man holding an iPad seems to be, compared to just about everyone in his immediate neighborhood. Second thing you’ll notice is that he appears to be pointing to his iPad, while calmly observing the President of the United States as the latter approaches him.
On his iPad, this young man – we’ll just call him Sylvester Cann IV from now on, because that’s his name – fired up Adobe’s Ideas app and used it to pen a request for President Obama.
It reads: “Mr. President, sign my iPad”.
Which, despite of the lack of the word “please” in said request, presumably due to spacing issues, is exactly what President Obama did, as you can tell from the screenshot and video embedded below.
Sylvester Cann IV tells us:
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.
Cann also put up a mini-site for the occasion, aptly titling it “I figured, why not ask?”.
Thanks for sharing, Sylvester!
PS: coincidentally, President Obama met with Apple CEO Steve Jobs yesterday down in San Francisco. I’m thinking Obama’s first question to the man was probably why the iPad seemed to run Adobe’s Ideas app perfectly fine while it doesn’t handle Flash websites.