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Hamilton County commissioners go all in on iPads except for one

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -

Starting this week, Hamilton County commissioners will step into the 21st century -- at least most of them.

On Wednesday, commissioners won't be given large bundles of weekly reports, minutes and agendas before the meeting as they customarily have. Instead, they'll have slim, sleek iPads.

Mayor Jim Coppinger said last week the effort has been a long process, but it will ultimately lead to more transparency and better exchange of information between his office and the commission.

Most of the commissioners are going in with both feet -- but not their leader.

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Commission Chairman Fred Skillern will still be using paper. "All I know about it is I'm not involved in it. I'm not going to be using an iPad. I'm computer illiterate, and I don't have enough time left in my life to learn it."

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