Posted 07/12/2010 at 3:20:14pm | by Seamus Bellamy
Michael Bloomberg may be the Mayor of New York City, but the mayor of Bloomberg's heart is his iPad.
OK, fine--but if the New York Daily News is correct, even after having his personal email address disclosed by a security breach recently, the Mayor still really digs his iPad.
According to the Daily News, Bloomberg and the tablet are almost inseparable, with the Mayor taking notes, magazines, checking the weather, and reading reading speeches off of it. New York's deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson told the news tabloid that Bloomberg "takes the iPad with him everywhere," although a briefing book is kept on stand-by just in case there are any technical snafus.
Bloomberg so smitten with the device that he's even been singing its praises to the media and the public at large, mentioning that the device is assisting him in his quest to "go paperless," as well as relating to the listeners of his regular radio addresses that he has been an avid reader of a few titles purchased from iBooks. Bloomberg went so far as to contact Steve Jobs so that he could tell him how much he loved the product.
"It's amazing," Bloomberg said. "I told Steve Jobs the other day, if he can improve on this, it'll be really amazing. I just--every time I play with it, I discover something new."