Mayor of NYC thinks iPad is amazing

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is using his iPad "night and day" for both work and pleasure. According to Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson, "he takes the iPad with him everywhere. He uses it all the time." He even had it accompany him during his visit with Queen Elizabeth last week.

The mayer uses his iPad to read speeches, keep notes, obtain briefing materials, check the weather, get directions with Google maps, and read books and magazines. Bloomberg has a goal to go paperless and the iPad his helping him do just that. However, his staff does keep a briefing book for him as a backup.

It's great to see someone with such a high profile and important job using his iPad to improve his work life. Even as a victim of the last month's security breech that exposed iPad user's email addresses, Bloomberg still thinks highly of his iPad and called up Steve Jobs to personally let him know.

It's amazing. I told Steve Jobs the other day, if he can improve on this, it'll really be amazing. I just, every time I play with it, I discover something new.

Improve? Sure, we agree that even the iPad could use some improvements, but exactly which improvements does Bloomberg have in mind to bring the iPad from "amazing" to "really amazing"?

[NYDailyNews via TUAW]

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There are 6 comments. Add yours.

tom says:

first! oh, and bloomberg is a huge douche

Jindofox says:

Which improvements can they make? Isn't it obvious? FaceTime cameras, a Retina display, and a gyroscope would make iPad 2 an instant hit. In other words, make it a big iPhone 4.

JJHernandez7 says:

Only if it made waffles....

CJ says:

In other news......Bloomberg thinks all city employees should have an iPad.
"Hmmm, we're in a budget crunch...there's no do we get the money to pay for this?" "Oh wait, I got it....let's raise taxes!"

cardfan says:

Sounds like a guy who couldn't turn on a computer before and just discovered the wonders of the interwebs.

iName says:

Make it a big iPhone 4 instead of a big iPod touch and it would instantly be better.