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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:44 PM
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(IN) Lawmakers set to get iPads
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Some state lawmakers are about to get new taxpayer purchased iPads.

The iPads will go members of two committees, one in the Indiana House and one in the state Senate, as part of pilot program to save money on paper costs. It's estimated that the General Assembly uses 17 tons of paper a year, an average of 46 pounds per lawmaker. The cost is a half million dollars a year.

The Legislative Council approved the purchase of the iPads late this afternoon at the recommendation of Senator Brandt Hershman.

"iPads are cheaper than the laptops that legislators are currently provided with," says Hershman, "so we might have an opportunity to save some money there, too, and based upon our initial tests they have proven to be a very effective tool for legislators to use in lieu of carrying around a lot of paper."

http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/indiana/lawmakers-set-to-get-ipads
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:48 PM
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1. plus they are imports made by wage slaves. that's a triple bonus counting savings nt
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 02:31 PM
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3. Which tablet isn't? Clearly you must know. (NT)
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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:51 PM
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2. I hope they include porn & game blockers.
None of that on the taxpayer dime.
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TheManInTheMac Donating Member (512 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 02:43 PM
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4. Ha, that's a good one. Keep dreamin'.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 02:45 PM
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5. Porn is usually coded in flash
Pads don't get along with it.

So any of these guys into it is in for great frustration.

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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 02:52 PM
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6. Until HTML5 becomes more mainstream n/t
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