Caught Playing with iPads at Work, Italian Lawmakers Bust Out More


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After a recent photo essay showed a bunch of Italian lawmakers whiling away the hours in parliament by playing games on iPads, you might think they would become more discreet about using them. (Like the rest of us who have that fake spreadsheet at the ready should anyone interrupt our surreptitious gaming or shopping at work.)

Not so. Instead, it seems that it has become quite the fashion trend to flaunt your iPad in parliament.

Luciano Dussin (Eidon)

Leading daily Il Corriere della Sera ran another hefty photo gallery showing lawmakers playing games, shopping for luxury watches and sharing vacation pics. And one using the iPad to check out the parliamentarians spied using iPads.

Gaetano Pecorella (Photoviews)

Still, I’d like to see the time stamps on these photos to know whether they are simply entertaining themselves during the inevitable lulls or goofing off while they should be paying attention as they make unpopular changes to the legal system, possibly just to get Premier Silvio Berlusconi off the hot seat.

Via The Apple Lounge

  • tekunoloji

    What’s more interesting is that somebody has TWO iPhones (first pic) on their desk. Looks like a white 3G/3GS and an iP4.

  • Nicole

    Funny, I noticed there seemed to be a lot of iPhones in these pics, but missed that.
    Sharp eye!

  • trettca

    we’ll do it better :(

  • Edoardo

    I’m italian and i followed this funny story about lawmakers and their loved ipads, but I think that “corriere della sera” newspaper has quite exaggerated.
    They’re spending hours and hours inside there, and when they do not stop for a pause, other collegues waste time making speeches in order to slow down the approval of those laws. Of course they’re quite bored, and they not only use ipads, but also read books and listen to music.
    So, funny story, but don’t exaggerate.

    Hello from Italy, Cultofmac is a great blog!