Obama Referred Apple’s Steve Jobs at DNC 2012 in spite of Google, Why?
Though the USA’s president Obama had very cold relationship with Apple’s Steve Jobs and both were assumed to have annoyance for each other, yet Obama referred Steve Jobs during his popular speech last night at DNC 2012. Originally, it was reported by many sources that the president will mention Google but instead of it he amazingly inserted the following wordings in his speech;
“We believe that a little girl who’s offered an escape from poverty by a great teacher or a grant for college could become the next Steve Jobs.”
Interestingly enough, Obama ignored Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page and preferred Apple’s iconic founder Steve Jobs who once told Obama on his face that he would be the president of the United States only for one term.
Moreover, it is not the first time Obama presented Steve Jobs as an example of the American dream; during his last year’s State of the Union Address, Obama described Jobs into his speech by saying:
”You see, an economy built to last is one where we encourage the talent and ingenuity of every person in this country. That … means we should support everyone who’s willing to work; and every risk-taker and entrepreneur who aspires to become the next Steve Jobs.”
Jobs’ wife Laurene Powell Jobs was also honored as a guest and was seated right next to the first lady Michelle Obama.
However, many American tech analysts didn’t see Jobs as a symbol of the American dream in spite of his contributions for boosting American economy. No doubt, he did a great job by building a world known tech giant ‘Apple’ from zero to most valuable company of all time. But the company is criticized enough for its non- patriotic and purely selfish behavior. Besides much reservations in the U.S foreign relations with China, most parts of Apple products are manufactured in Chinese factories like Foxconn those provide poor salaries and substandard working conditions to their employees. When Obama met with Steve Jobs and requested him for fetching those Foxconn jobs back to America, the iPhone maker answered, “Those jobs aren’t coming back,” as reported by The New York Times.
Then why Obama preferred the name of Steve Jobs over “the founders of Google”? It is only due to the fact that world is much impressed with Jobs and his name echoes with much intensity rather than Google’s masters Moreover, Steve Jobs is also said to be Thomas Edison of the modern age. His death has made Americans very emotional and thousands of them now almost worship Jobs instead of only having only love for him. His name gets more attention from the entire world than any other American celebrity. Furthermore, the Republican candidate Mitt Romney has also mentioned Steve Jobs in his acceptance speech last week;
“Business and growing jobs is about taking risk, sometimes failing, sometimes succeeding, but always striving. It is about dreams. Usually, it doesn’t work out exactly as you might have imagined. Steve Jobs was fired at Apple. He came back and changed the world.”
Additionally, Google doesn’t have amass it once did. Over the last year, with a variety of privacy and anti-trust matters, people see it more evil than Apple. Jobs might be notorious for his unpatriotic acts but he is not associate him with evil; He lives in the hearts of Americans just as a proof that the American dream is not yet dead.
via: The Atlantic WireApple, google