Hungary's new constitution is being drafted on an Apple iPad

While some critics initially called the iPad a content consumption device, the past year has proven that the iPad can more than hold its own as a content creator. Indeed, during last week's iPad 2 event, Apple showcased aniPad video retrospective of sorts, highlighting the myriad of ways iPad owners have been using the device and driving home the point that the iPad is not just for checking email and browsing the web. From pilots using the iPad in cockpits to Doctors employing the device in hospitals, and even DJs using it in clubs, Apple readily admits that people are using the iPad in ways that Apple could have never conceived of.

And if that weren't interesting enough, now comes word that Hungary is drafting its new constitution on, you guessed it, an iPadJozsef Szajer, a Hungarian politician and member of the European Parliament, wrote an enthusiastic blogpost last week detailing how he's using Apple's tablet device to flesh out Hungary's new constitution, the country's first since 1949. As a point of interest, Hungary is the only Eastern Bloc country that didn't re-write their constitution after the fall of the Soviet Union. In 2010, the country initiated a drafting process and apparently Apple's iPad found its way into the mix.

"Steve Jobs will certainly be happy when he finds out that Hungary's new constitution is being drafted on aniPad, actually my iPad," Szajer wrote. "The best part is that it doesn't have to wait a few minutes to turn on. I can open it wherever I am and take advantage of every minute."

Not only is Szajer using the iPad to churn out new constitutional drafts, but he's also using it to review new draft proposals. Apparently all aspects of the new Hungarian constitution are being vetted via the iPad in one form or another.

Szajer's blogpost was written one day before Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad 2. So who knows, maybe Szajer's next constitutional drafting update will come via a video blog shot on the next-gen iPad.

via Bloomberg


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