If you were watching C-SPAN on Tuesday, your eyes weren’t deceiving you: That really was an iPad on the speaker’s podium in the House of Representatives.
The owner was Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Democratic congressman from Texas and an admitted tech-geek.
“I’ve always considered myself a techie,” Cuellar told POLITICO. “I’m always looking for the newest technology out there and I’ve done that for many, many years. The iPad is just one of those fabulous pieces of equipment that’s available out there. First thing I do in the morning is get my cup of coffee and start reading the papers. … And at night, before I go to bed, I check my last e-mails and check to see if there’s any new stories online.”
He says he’s not the only one toting the Apple gadget: “I’ve seen a couple of other members that have their iPads.”