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Let's imagine Steve Jobs is President of the United States
O'Reilly Radar ^ | 28 March 2011 | Francis Pedraza

Posted on 03/28/2011 8:46:28 PM PDT by newheart

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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 ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: limousineliberal
Now if only Steve would wake up, quit supporting liberal causes and realize how conservative his approach really is.
1 posted on 03/28/2011 8:46:31 PM PDT by newheart
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To: newheart

Need a VERY good VP...


2 posted on 03/28/2011 8:47:20 PM PDT by Jim Noble (The Constitution is overthrown. The Revolution is betrayed.)
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To: Swordmaker

For the list.


3 posted on 03/28/2011 8:47:27 PM PDT by newheart (The trouble ain't too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. -Mark Twain)
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To: Jim Noble
Need a VERY good VP...

Hilarious. Good stuff.

4 posted on 03/28/2011 8:50:48 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Jim Noble

How about Biden? He’s an arrogant prick too.


5 posted on 03/28/2011 8:52:58 PM PDT by bigbob (u)
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To: newheart

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.


6 posted on 03/28/2011 9:00:04 PM PDT by allmost
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To: newheart

Jobs for pres? No thanks. He’s a billionaire lib. Build gadgets ok - that’s what he’s good at.


7 posted on 03/28/2011 9:01:42 PM PDT by bkopto ("I like being President. And it turns out I'm pretty good at it." Barack Obama, February 2009)
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To: newheart

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.


8 posted on 03/28/2011 9:09:09 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: newheart

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.


9 posted on 03/28/2011 9:19:58 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: newheart

That’s pretty good.


10 posted on 03/28/2011 9:46:26 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: All

Now everyone imagine John Wayne as President.


11 posted on 03/28/2011 10:42:52 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (Huguenot)
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To: newheart
Citizens are users, and the government delivers services.

Why continue reading? This was written by a Socialist.
12 posted on 03/29/2011 1:19:08 AM PDT by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: newheart

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.

LOL!


13 posted on 03/29/2011 2:06:23 AM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: newheart

Isn’t Steve Jobs about dead from cancer?


14 posted on 03/29/2011 5:49:16 AM PDT by Vor Lady
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To: newheart
Jobs is a self promoting putz. He only succeeds because he can order people around. His temper is notorious. he has good ideas but can only live in a dictatorial world. In many ways he is exactly like 0.
15 posted on 03/29/2011 5:55:02 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: newheart; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; 50mm; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; AFreeBird; Airwinger; ...
What if Steve jobs were POTUS—PING!

Please, No Flame Wars, Discuss technical issues, software, and hardware.
Don't attack people!

Don't respond to the Anti-Apple Thread Trolls!
 PLEASE IGNORE THEM!!!

 


Apple Steve Jobs Ping!

If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.

16 posted on 03/29/2011 10:33:12 AM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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To: newheart

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? I’ll bet 90% of Apple employees are giving to Democrats and loonies like Dennis Kucinich

 

Photo take a few months ago...Silicon Valley honchos kissing butt
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Apple’s Steve Jobs, bottom-right in black shirt, and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg flank President Obama in Thursday photo.

17 posted on 03/29/2011 11:52:34 AM PDT by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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To: dennisw

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.


18 posted on 03/29/2011 11:59:58 AM PDT by newheart (The trouble ain't too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. -Mark Twain)
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To: newheart

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.


19 posted on 03/29/2011 12:11:15 PM PDT by Vision Thing (He has a white house, and he wants to paint it black.)
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To: newheart

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.


20 posted on 03/29/2011 12:17:41 PM PDT by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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To: dennisw

“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, ...”


21 posted on 03/29/2011 12:20:56 PM PDT by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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To: Vision Thing

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.


22 posted on 03/29/2011 12:34:46 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Swordmaker

bump


23 posted on 03/29/2011 12:51:36 PM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: newheart

Jobs/Wozniak 2012: Think Different.


24 posted on 03/29/2011 12:53:17 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: newheart

Jobs/Wozniak 2012: Think Different.


25 posted on 03/29/2011 12:53:23 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: dennisw
Like I said...Jobs in one of many liberal uber-capitalists.

I'm trying to find the part where I disagreed with that.

26 posted on 03/29/2011 12:57:56 PM PDT by newheart (The trouble ain't too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. -Mark Twain)
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To: Vision Thing
but they are awful at pleasing the 51% majority of the electorate.

Well it's been a while since we had a President who could do that anyway.

27 posted on 03/29/2011 1:03:11 PM PDT by newheart (The trouble ain't too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. -Mark Twain)
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To: dennisw
This killer should have been tried and executed 21 years ago.

I know there are a lot of folks who dislike Steve Jobs, but... I'll assume you intended this for a different thread.

29 posted on 03/29/2011 1:28:18 PM PDT by newheart (The trouble ain't too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. -Mark Twain)
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To: Jim Noble

Sad but true.


30 posted on 03/29/2011 1:30:28 PM PDT by giotto
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To: newheart

yup.....comment got deleted


31 posted on 03/29/2011 1:33:25 PM PDT by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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To: Swordmaker
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.

32 posted on 03/29/2011 6:49:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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