Skip to comments.Let's imagine Steve Jobs is President of the United States
Posted on 03/28/2011 8:46:28 PM PDT by newheart
Three things would change. I'd bet a round of drinks he would ...
1. Frame everything around the user experience.
Citizens are users, and the government delivers services. Guess what? Since World War II, the basic framework of our bureaucracy hasn't changed, just grown on rotting foundations. Now it's a tangled, clumsy, wobbling mass of weeds. President Jobs would restore a sense of purpose by reorienting the whole thing around people. Human-centered government begins with insisting on only releasing services that people will be irresistibly drawn to use and love. To get there, begin with keen observation. Look for super-normal actions and listen to what people don't say; qualitative insights into people's everyday lives give us the best clues to their needs and design solutions.
2. Less is more.
President Jobs would be good at saying "no." The biggest priority is restoring priorities, the government tries to do too much. There are too many programs competing for budget and attention. Few have done users much good so far....
(Excerpt) Read more at radar.oreilly.com ...
Need a VERY good VP...
For the list.
Hilarious. Good stuff.
How about Biden? He’s an arrogant prick too.
Apple cultists would vote for him. Add in Windows haters who use Windows and general discontents and he’s got a shot. The Linux vote would be key.
Jobs for pres? No thanks. He’s a billionaire lib. Build gadgets ok - that’s what he’s good at.
Steve Jobs would probably run as a Democrat or an Independent.
He would likely do very well. Better than Trump. He actually should run as an Independent. Obama, Jobs, Palin. And what a name he has. JOBS. Steve Jobs. and Joe Economy. Steve Jobs would definitely take from Obama more than Palin.
The first thing Jobs would do is tax the crap out of everyone — because HE is smarter than YOU and can MUCH MORE WISELY use your resources.
That’s how he thinks.
Plus, he’s got one foot in the grave, already.
No thank you.
That’s pretty good.
Now everyone imagine John Wayne as President.
If Steve Jobs was president, he’d consider everyone not users - but employees.
Go ask an Apple employee who worked with Steve directly what that was like.
Isn’t Steve Jobs about dead from cancer?
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how conservative his approach really is.
Jobs is a lib capitalist. He knows shareholders will howl if he gets too liberal in ways that hurt business plus Apple employees love seeing a maximized share price. In what way is Steve Jobs conservative? I see nothing. Plenty of libs still have an exemplary work ethic and vote for the loony left same as the rest of Silicon Valley
Anyone have data on Apple political donations? Ill bet 90% of Apple employees are giving to Democrats and loonies like Dennis Kucinich
Good grief. I KNOW he’s a lib. Hence my comment. I just think the design principles and software development principles he abides by are intrinsically conservative and that is what underlies the quality that Apple brings to the market.
If he thought about politics the way he thinks about his business, he would not likely be seen toasting Obama.
And no, I wouldn’t vote for him. My preference is for him to get healthy and keep turning out extraordinary products.
Power hungry control freaks are good when it comes to designing products, but bad when it comes to ruling over free individuals. Power hungry control freaks are good at maintaining 33% market share, but they are awful at pleasing the 51% majority of the electorate.
That is rodic-u-lous. Plenty of libs run a tight ship, are clever and are innovative when running a business. Steve Jobs is hardly unique. In fact his fellow libs in that photo supping with Obongo like Mark Zuckerberg..... they are all good businessman. I have no use for Facebook but I can’t deny it is innovative and is surfing a big wave. Another dude at the table is a big Silicon Valley venture capitalist who has been around for years. Another very smart and innovative liberal.
Like I said...Jobs in one of many liberal uber-capitalists.
“Obama dinner with Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and other tech titans sparks ... held at the Woodside home of venture capitalist John Doerr, ...”
“John Doerr is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Together with KPCB’s partners, John has backed many of America’s best entrepreneurial leaders, ...”
It depends on how his nature is applied. If he were to apply his power-hungry control freak nature to the government itself, it could have great results. It would be trimmed down and simplified. Even though it’s huge and old, it would be run as if it were a young government still fighting for the acceptance of the people.
Jobs/Wozniak 2012: Think Different.
Jobs/Wozniak 2012: Think Different.
I'm trying to find the part where I disagreed with that.
Well it's been a while since we had a President who could do that anyway.
I know there are a lot of folks who dislike Steve Jobs, but... I'll assume you intended this for a different thread.
Sad but true.
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Everything's gonna run on a paying basis. Out with the spiritual mumbo-jumbo and the backward ways. We're gonna see a brave new world where they hook us all up to a grid. Yes, a veritable age of reason. Like the one they had in France. Not a moment too soon. Not a moment too soon.
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