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Former Microsoftie becomes US ambassador, opts to swear in on KINDLE

What, no Surface, Suzi LeVine?

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A US ambassador has become the first public official to be sworn into office using a Kindle.

Normally, incoming politicians take their oath with one hand on a holy book or a print-out of the country's constitution, but former Microsoft employee Suzi LeVine wanted to bring this tradition up to date.

She took an oath of office on Monday to be sworn in as United States Ambassador to Lichtenstein and Switzerland, placing one hand on a Kindle Touch displaying the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

The American embassy in London tweeted the following picture of the ceremony, which took place at the White House:

Before becoming an ambassador, LeVine worked as director of strategic partnerships for student developers and director of communications for education at Microsoft and had been vice president of marketing and sales at Expedia.

She may be the first person to use a Kindle in lieu of a printed constitution, but fondleslabs have already been used in the place of bibles. Earlier this year, Edward Mangano used an iPad version of the holy book during his swearing-in ceremony as executive of Nassau County. ®

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