iPad Runs Country During Iceland Volcano Eruption

 

By Posted 18 Apr 2010, 13:59

Doubters of the iPad will be surprised to learn that the Apple tablet device is capable of running a country – something that the Norwegian prime minister found out while in New York. Jens Stoltenberg had no way of getting home due to the Volcano Eruption in Iceland, so used the iPad to keep in touch with his government.

Most air traffic in Europe has been banned due to volcanic ash in the air, which could prove dangerous to aircraft flying over 20,000 feet. According to V3, the PM should be home by now after getting a flight to Madrid and then continuing his journey by car the rest of the way.

This is now becoming a huge worry for businesses throughout the world, as they cannot get personal or fright to and from Europe. Many companies have their stock shipped by sea, but a huge portion still travels by air – we could begin to see stock issues for a number of not only consumer electronic items but food as well.

If the volcanic ash still causes disruption for the foreseeable future, we could even see the price of our products increase as businesses make plans for alternative shipping arrangements.

See images of the eruption on Google Earth.

  • Garry

    Yah, right. Could have used a telephone too. I guess sending e-mails surprised everybody, imagine that useless toy being able to do something beyong playing IPhone games!

  • AAAA

    What a terrible title. How can you assume "ipad running a country" could be used just because he was "keeping touch with his government"

    Your choice of words shout misinformation, and just continue the pro-apple propaganda which has infiltrated today's media.

  • breadman

    The title of this article is misleading. The internet is different than a device which simply supports its use. Two thirds of the article have nothing to do with Iceland or the prime minister. Surprised this made it onto my Google "top news" feed.

  • Mr Kidd

    Incredible that the Icelandic volcano has grounded European flights. The Norwegian Prime Minister although innovative in his method of staying in touch with his government should have opted for <a rel="follow" href="http://www.airpartner.com/en-us/">private jet hire

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