A digital signature’s worth a thousand words, even in business

It wasn’t unusual for noted environmentalist and multi-book author David Suzuki to take a pen and autograph the inside of a book cover.

What was strange about it this time was he was in Vancouver, and the book was in Toronto.

The B.C. native was using LongPen, a technology developed by Toronto-based Unotchit Inc. The device copies a hand-written signature with a robotic arm, allowing remote autograph sessions complete with videoconferencing.

The eco-activist was making a point at IDC Canada’s Green IT conference last week.

There’s no need to take a flight that spews tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere to sign some books.

“Technology has to be a part of our sustainable future,” he says.

 

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Brian Jackson
Brian Jacksonhttp://www.itbusiness.ca
Editorial director of IT World Canada. Covering technology as it applies to business users. Multiple COPA award winner and now judge. Paddles a canoe as much as possible.

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