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US Ambassador Sworn In On An Amazon Kindle Because It's The 21st Century

03/06/2014 08:56 BST | Updated 03/06/2014 09:59 BST

Suzi LeVine yesterday became the first US Ambassador to be sworn in on an electronic device, in this case a humble Amazon Kindle Touch.

The ceremony took place at the US Embassy in London where LeVine became the American diplomatic representative for Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

In case you're wondering there is significance to their choice of Ambassador for the first digital swearing in as LeVine has past experience in the tech industry having worked at Microsoft for a stretch between 2009 and 2012.

Where was Apple during all of this you ask? Well the Washington Post reports that it also had its moment when New Jersey firefighters were sworn in on an iPad after nobody could find a physical copy of the Bible.

We suspect this wasn't the case with the US Embassy and it certainly does set the bar for other organisations to follow suit. Whether or not we'll be swearing an oath in court on an iPad any time soon remains to be seen though.