If you find your smartphone and iPad and to be an indispensable business tool, and you’re accustomed to using Skype for quick video conversations with business associates around the globe, you may be surprised to know you’re at a distinct advantage over the average U.S. congressional representative. Skype was forbidden in congressional offices until this week, when House security staff worked out a heightened security agreement with the service. Now house members can see their constituents by videoconference, reducing the need to travel and increasing access.
And smartphones and tablets are banned from the House and Senate floors, but House Speaker John Boehner has proposed an end to the ban in the House–as long as the devices are used for government business (not browsing eBay) and don’t “impair decorum.”
Who knows? Maybe someday our elected representatives will be able to close the technology gap between themselves and the rest of the developed world.
Read more at TheNextWeb.