Barack Obama and Steve Jobs Meeting Today to Discuss Economy and Technology

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    Silicon Alley Insider briefly reported earlier today that President Barack Obama was scheduled for a one-on-one meeting with Apple CEO Steve Jobs today following Obama's arrival in the Bay Area for a fundraising visit.He's speaking at Google exec Marissa Mayer's house in Palo Alto this evening.

    Before that, says a source familiar with the details, he may have a one-on-one meeting with Steve Jobs.Bloomberg now follows up, noting that the two are scheduled to meet at a San Francisco hotel for about 45 minutes to discuss several topics, including issues related to technology and the economy.Obama and Jobs are scheduled to meet for about 45 minutes at a San Francisco hotel for a discussion on the economy and technology issues, Gibbs said.

    "This is a meeting the president was interested in having," Gibbs told reporters traveling with Obama. "He's eager to talk to him about the economy, innovation and technology, education."According to the report, Jobs and Obama last met in 2008 during the presidential campaign.

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  2. No ice please macrumors 6502

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    Maybe Obama will learn something. Like how to run a country.
     
  3. thevofl macrumors regular

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    It's a trap!!!!! Steve stay away!!!!!! You don't need Obama's involvement and suggestions.
     
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    If only Steve were president. Can you imagine how awesome the USA would be? Holy hell!.:eek:
     
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    To those who are curious...

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    This will turn into a political debate in
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    I would very much like to know the specifics of their conversation and what kind of outcome there will be (if any). It should be good anyways.
     
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    Actually, I think it would be a great idea.
     
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    Let me guess, Obama will beg Steve to become Economic Czar of the country.

    //Atlas Shrugged
     
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    Me too. I just hope it is about asking Jobs advice and not about joining or contributing to the government in a way that conflict with the interest of the citizens.

    Or... Maybe Obama will ask a discount for iPads? :p
     
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    So what type of gift will Obama have for Steve and what will steve have for Obama?
     
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    I have a 6pm in downtown SF and this is bound to f-up traffic....
     
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    I don't. Steve Jobs is an awesome CEO of Apple but greatly lacks in diplomacy--we'd be in WWIII in less than a year. :)
     
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    Perhaps he just wanted to talk to someone not spewing doom & gloom for a change.

    "Hi Steve, how's business?"
    "Great!"
    "How are you guys doin in this economy?"
    "Great!"
    "How does the future look to you?"
    "Great!"
    "This was refreshing, thank you. ...can we do this once a week?"

    & Yea. Steve Jobs would make a great president. ...of North Korea!
     
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    Obama's lack of real world experience is showing and damaging the country - he is all about sound bites and votes - can't comprehend how the real economy operates.

    I was so disgusted with Bush, the Republicans and the horrible bouncing of the wall campaign that McCain ran that I voted for Obama - thought he couldn't be any worse.

    Was I ever so wrong......
     
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    Yes, because countries should be run the same as for-profit corporations.:rolleyes:
     
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    Give Obama an iPad with the Constitution on it. Maybe then he will read it.
     
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    Obama is cool with AT&T having exclusive coverage, but wants to access Flash-based sites like Fox News on his iPad. My money says Jobs stands firm.
     
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    How has Obama been worse? If it weren't for him we'd be in a true economic depression right now. Perhaps you've also forgotten how horrible Bush was at diplomacy.

    We are in the "bust" part of the economic cycle and its going to take time to get out of it.
     
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    Some may already know, but Obama was very instrumental in getting Apple/Mac into the White House. Prior to his arrival the WH was mostly Windows XP, and some 7 [figures...Bush...]
     
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    Jobs 2012!

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    He's talking to Jobs to get money. He'll nod and smile, then cash the check.
     
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    +1

    Obama could learn quite a few things by watching the efficiency of Apple's teams. Less is more Barry!

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