We have moved on from the days of signing autographs with paper and pen apparently. President Obama recently signed an autograph for a fan in Seattle, using the person’s iPad! techcrunch.com/2010/10/22/obama-signing-ipad/.
I can’t really say that this is newsworthy, I just thought it was interesting how far we have come. Remember as a child, you would visit Disney World or Disneyland (depending on your geographical location) and you would hand over your little autograph book with the butterfly or heart on the front for Eeyore and Winnie the Pooh to sign? I remember writing letters to my favorite actors and actresses and receiving signed pictures in return. Once, in the third grade, I wrote the President (who was Clinton at the time) and he returned my letter with a sticker, a picture of his cat and a letter. My mom was so excited that she came to the school in the middle of the day to show me. Then I had to read it to the entire class because my mom busted in on us in the middle of a lesson. Thanks Mom.
Anyway, I just find the concept of autographs by iPad intriguing. How would you sell something like later on, like people do signed baseball cards? Do you just email the person the file? Somehow I don’t think that holds the same amount of value. Actually, I’m pretty positive it doesn’t. Regardless, it’s pretty cool to know that you can now possess a computer in which someone can sign their autograph to it for you.
Have a good weekend!