President Obama is already known for his love of his BlackBerry, and now it seems an iPad has joined his collection of electronic gadgetry.

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In a video posted over at TUAW, the bombshell was accompanied by news the ‘down with the kids’ President also, and sit down for this, owns a computer! Fancy that, the leader of the free world knows how to use a computer. Shocker!

Interestingly however, it was less than 12 months ago Obama called iPads and other tech goodies ‘distractions’ as well as claiming he didn’t even know how to use one!

You’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank all that high on the truth meter.

With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations, — none of which I know how to work — information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation.

Check out the video to witness Obama’s comical responses to some even more comical questions.

Let’s just hope that computer is a Mac!

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