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I figured, "Why not ask?"

At a rally in Seattle for Senator Patty Murray, the President used the touchscreen on my iPad to give me his autograph. The rally was Thursday, October 21 at the University of Washington.

At first, the Secret Service was a little leery about the idea (as you can see in the video), but they must have warmed up to it, and the President thought it was a cool idea. He looked slightly surprised to start, but proceeded to use his finger to autograph the iPad using the Adobe Ideas application.

This HAS to be the first time an iPad has received a Presidential autograph, and maybe the first time US President has given a digital autograph. Pretty cool!

I put this site together because the response to the event has almost been overwhelming. I've received calls and emails from the almost every media source, people interested in technology, and people who just think the story is fun.


Photo Credit: Associated Press


Photo Credit: Peter Masundire


Photo Credit: Brett Phillips


Photo Credit: Peter Masundire


Photo Credit: Kat Young (musikatyoung@gmail.com)


Photo Credit: Kat Young (musikatyoung@gmail.com)


Photo Credit: Aaron Belenky


Photo Credit: Al Garman


iPad App: Adobe Ideas
Signature: Barack Obama (President of the United States of America)


Signing Video

Video Credit: Harrison Price


Q13 Fox Seattle Story

Video Credit: Q13 Fox - Seattle


King 5 News Story

Video Credit: King 5 News - Seattle


The swagger & composure of the guy who got the President to sign his iPad


Adobe Ideas App Fan Page


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