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Ottawa officials test driving the iPad


Ottawa is considering offers iPads to federal bureaucrats to cut down on paper and printing costs. In fact, about 20 treasury board workers are already using the high-tech device as part of a pilot project, reports “The Niagra Falls Review” (

The senior officials, including several deputy ministers, have been using the Apple tablet computer since the fall, with the cost of the project at $23,500, the article adds. The officials says the gadget could save hundreds of dollars a year in paper and printing costs for each staff member equipped with the device.

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