Monday, April 23, 2012

Paper Must Die: The NFL Edition

More great news from the killing paper front: another team in the NFL has decided to shift from paper-based playbooks to the tablet (in this case, like so many, the iPad). The Denver Broncos have decided to join the Baltimore Ravens and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in tossing out the massive, obsolete and frequently outdated complicated NFL playbooks in favor of an iPad.

This is a trend that needs to continue. Now, maybe Denver feels the time is right, as they have a new quarterback who is known for calling his own plays at the line, but the fact that this is updateable, and can be enhanced with actual video of the team running the play, means this is a trend that's here to stay. And who knows? Much like videogames have trained an entire generation to be future Air Force drone aircraft operators, or have influenced cockpit display design, who's to say that the next Bill Parcells won't use their version of Madden on the iPad to parlay into an NFL head coaching job? It's a business with a steady stream of vacancies!

Paper: being sacked in the endzone, one NFL team at a time.

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