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Stupid. (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5139127)

This is a stupid idea. Why not form some of your own political views and act on them?

Eat up martha (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5139128)

Well, that would give you reasonable odds of voting in Albert Gore.

Wrong Steve (4, Insightful)

Servo (9177) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139129)

I wouldn't vote for Steve Jobs for president, but I would definately vote for the "Woz". Something tells me that Jobs would actually make a better figurehead president than Woz though.

Re:Wrong Steve (5, Insightful)

Forgotten (225254) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139214)

Only if you quaintly assume that being president has something to do with having a bountiful clue, or being a kind reasonable person.

Woz would make a great technical or education advisor, but probably a lousy president.

Re:Wrong Steve (4, Insightful)

dublisk (456374) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139229)

Remind me again - what's the difference between a figurehead and a president?

Re:Wrong Steve (2, Insightful)

jmcharry (608079) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139289)

Not a problem. Run Woz for VP and let him actually run the country,as is done today.

This Megalomaniac? (0, Troll)

Raven17 (32332) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139130)

Look how bad he fucked up Apple. Let's keep the amateurs we have in Washington.

Re:This Megalomaniac? (1)

2nd Post! (213333) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139325)

Not that I want to see Steve Jobs in the White House, but what exactly has he done?

As far as I can tell, the original iMacs and iBooks were not Jobs, but born of his predecessor, while his 'first' computer would be a technical flop, the Cube. On the other hand, his iPod device, his 'new' iBook, his 'new' PowerBook', and his OS are all hits, with the jury still out on the FP iMac and the XServe. The PowerMac is a bastard child of both new and old regimes, and suffers from lack of sufficient FSB, but other than that... what exactly has he done?

i'd vote bill gates (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5139132)

instead....

Re:i'd vote bill gates (0, Flamebait)

aoteoroa (596031) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139324)

And 2 years later when Gates abuses his power you can deny that you ever voted for him because your vote was anonymous. You coward.

Name (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5139133)


To have more jobs?

well. . . (5, Funny)

Rojo^ (78973) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139135)

Elect Steve Jobs President of the United States

well, the mac community is probably larger than the perot community. ;)

Re:well. . . (1, Funny)

Herkum01 (592704) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139310)

Yeah but the Perot community has larger ears so is more likely to "Hear" the call!

Ducks!

oh dear god (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5139136)

if that happens we are all doomed...dear god

-JeffMo

website (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5139137)

Thats one of the ugliest websites i've ever seen. I thought Apple-monkies were supposed to be kings of visual stuff.

Bill Gates for President (1, Funny)

johndiii (229824) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139146)

Get him out of Microsoft!

:-)

Plutocracy has one advantage (3, Insightful)

Sloppy (14984) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139279)

The interesting thing about electing someone who is already insanely rich, is that maybe it can keep the money out of politics! Err...

What I mean is.. Suppose Bill Gates really did buy an election. Would he need to pay anyone back for the campaign expense? Or would he be free to act on his own will?

He could theoretically run on issues and voters could predict his behavior by what he says, rather than who is funding him.

Re:Plutocracy has one advantage (4, Funny)

Archfeld (6757) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139321)

Did this help Perot or kill him ? :) If Bill Gates ran that would ensure that Larry Ellison did as well, if for no other reason than to keep up with BG...

Dear Apple (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5139148)

Dear Apple,

I am a homosexual. I bought an Apple computer because of its well earned reputation for being "the" gay computer. Since I have become an Apple owner, I have been exposed to a whole new world of gay friends. It is really a pleasure to meet and compute with other homos such as myself. I plan on using my new Apple computer as a way to entice and recruit young schoolboys into the homosexual lifestyle; it would be so helpful if you could produce more software which would appeal to young boys. Thanks in advance.

with much gayness,

Father Randy "Pudge" O'Day, S.J.

Please, mod this up.... (0, Troll)

BigBadBri (595126) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139246)

Not that I hate Macs, or Micks for that matter, but I nearly pissed myself reading the parent...

Sounds like a great idea... (5, Funny)

DasBub (139460) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139149)

He'll run the country without having any idea of how it actually works, fire anyone who doesn't follow his vision, steal ideas from other countries...

By God, he might be the best president yet!

And in related news (5, Funny)

AuMatar (183847) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139150)

Microsoft offers their market leading CEO Steve Balmer. When asked about the news, Balmer replied by leaping around screaming "Voters! Voters! Voters!".

Rumors that Bill Gates will be a Cheyney style puppetmas^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H vice-president have not been confirmed.

Re:And in related news (-1, Offtopic)

NerdSlayer (300907) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139190)

In related news, Slashdot nerd writes stupid news headline making fun of microsoft and the fact that they are rich/evil/powerful for the two millionth time.

He was promptly beaten by a popular kid.

Ethics (0)

betanerd (547811) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139154)

As much as I like the Idea of a geek in the White House, He will have to be honest and upfront about what he belives before I vote for him.

That or just pick Ralph Nader as his VP ;-)

Harmony? (4, Insightful)

MountainBoiler (629847) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139157)

Isn't this the same person who nearly divided his own company with the Aplle II vs Mac rift?

This is obviously one who doesn't compromise/deal well with others.

Re:Harmony? (1)

Gojira Shipi-Taro (465802) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139338)

I was just thinking the same thing. Having followed Apple since its early days (out of interest. never bought anything bigger than an Newton, that stuff's too expensive for what it does), Jobs strikes me as an egotistical gloryhound, and sometimes cry-baby. A genius, yes. Otherwise not a man I want in the Whitehouse.

One of the things I ask myself when considering presidential candidates is "would I work for this man?" Usually the answer is, unfortunately, "No". In this case it's "Hell no!"

Handwriting Recognition (4, Funny)

dhovis (303725) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139158)

You know you'll just end up voting for "Sieve Lops".

<DUCKS>

(I know, I used to own one and the recoginition is better than that)

The Flag (2, Funny)

farfisa69 (526335) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139159)

He would have all 50 stars changed to little white Apple logos. Then again, maybe it could be Blue Dalmation or Flower Power.

Yay! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5139160)

And I thought Gore was a dork.

This guy will get the geek AND the yuppy vote!

Of course, I'm not personally voting for him. Hell, I wouldn't even buy a computer from the guy.

I VOMIT ON TODDLERS! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5139161)

Except some FACIST Slashdot editor has frozen my account [slashdot.org] ! How lame is that? All I said was I enjoy vomitting on toddlers. It's not like I'm abusing them. They actually like it; they think it's fun. One toddler called it a "warm, chunky shower".

Fine, just be that way CensorDot. The editors can continue their rampage against sanity and correct spelling, but I can't post with that account. This is so gay. I ask the most honorable of the trollziens to maintain this legacy of vomitting on toddlers in all your posts. I shall be forever greatful. The toddlers salue you!

Re:I VOMIT ON TODDLERS! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5139265)

In what way is the account "frozen"? It's not even bitchslapped. Do you just mean the 72-hour "cool off, cowboy" period?

Anyway, just create another troll account using a synonym for "vomit" or perhaps "toddlers". That should keep you busy for weeks.

If your cause is just, you shall surely prevail.

I have an "IP Ban", but only on that account. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5139322)

I can't post from that account from multiple IP's, but I can post with other accounts or anonymously from the same IPs. Gay.

ITS A SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS HERE ON SLASHDOT (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5139323)

I'm shocked to hear that you were censored for discussing vomitting on toddlers. I could understand if you were vomitting on infants; that would be sick! But toddlers? Its a time-honored tradition, especially amongst the pro-Gnu masses.


I understand that ESR likes to vomit on 7 year old boys, and that RMS likes to dress up as an 8 year old girl and be vomited on. Your posts were perfectly on topic for such a glorious forum as Slashdot! Good luck, and God Bless You!

What?!? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5139163)

The guy has an ego that would fill up the Superdome. And he seems to be a petty crook. His only saving grace is that he was not afraid to say aloud that Gil Amelio is a moron.

Uh, no (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5139165)

I can see it now. One of his advisors tells a few senators what Steve Case has planned for his new economic plan and he goes on a tirade and fires all of his staff and declares that no more meetings can take place in Washington D.C. Then he would go into a corner and cry for a few days.

First Presidential Order (5, Funny)

Reality Master 101 (179095) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139168)

"I hereby declare that The White House will no longer be boring "beige", it shall be painted "Lickable Blueberry".

The Apple hoardes debate among themselves whether the country is now just "insanely" better, or "miraculously" better.

http://www.jobsforpresident.org/ (5, Funny)

SlightlyMadman (161529) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139171)

Not to be confused with http://www.jobsforTHEpresident.org/, as I'd really like to see him get a new one.

<rimshot />

No thanks (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5139172)

I think Americas perception of reality is distorted enough already..

Typical stupidity (1, Troll)

InvaderXimian (609659) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139173)

What kind of moron would vote for Steve Jobs? He can barely run a company, do any really think he would do a good job running a super power? I think not. I agree more with the following quote... bill gates for dictator. that way we have an excuse to kill him.

Wow! Great idea! (2, Funny)

mikerich (120257) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139174)

Then he can run America just like he ran the Macintosh group at Apple!

Best wishes,
Mike.

The state of the nation... (4, Funny)

MrLint (519792) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139182)

With Steve as president we might be some insanely great leadership, as opposed to the normal insane leadership we have now.

iHouse (4, Funny)

Big Mark (575945) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139188)

If he gets in, won't his first act be to demolish all the important buildings and replace them with curvy, translucent, pastel-coloured plastic contraptions?

Carrying handles would be useful though. Threat of Al-Qaeda? Just move Washington to the praries, they'll never find them there!

-Mark

Well (1)

CableModemSniper (556285) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139191)

Judging by the slashdotting, he could probably get enough votes to win.

Re:Well (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5139235)

Judging by the slashdotting, he could probably get enough votes to win.

By president of the USA, I assume you mean president of UnderSexed Asswipes.

more stupidity from the mac users (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5139194)

yeah,

Jobs can barely get Apple out of the financial hole it's in.

So what. He introduced the gay as fuck iMac, and a series of even gayer software, all called "iGay, iHomo and iCrap".

Steve Jobs is just another corporate cocksucking dictator, there is no difference between him and Balmer/Gates

Take me down. (-1, Offtopic)

PyroX_Pro (579695) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139196)

I know this is offtopic, but its the fastest way I can think of. Will everyone be so kind as to beat the hell out of my server:

[pyroxpro.com] [pyroxpro.com]

so I can get a quick stress test? I have no paid ads, or popups, or crap like that, just want slashdot effect stress tested. *PLEASE*

Almost to 100%, want to see how response time is effected.

Slogans: (5, Funny)

yunfat (200898) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139199)

An Apple a day keeps the IRS away.

Jobs for everyone.

iAmerica.

Lets all take acid.

One Way to trim the Pork (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5139201)

Just think of the goverment would run like Apple, all of the goverment contracters would be pissed because they would start making better Tanks, Airplanes and Accounting systems than them.

What would he wear? (2, Funny)

Offwhite98 (101400) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139202)

I am not sure it would be possible for him to change out of that blank turtlneck and bluejeans... but I can already see the slogans.

When you vote for Steve, you vote for Jobs.

Steve Jobs, the iPresident!

Isn't he a deadbeat dad? (2, Informative)

glrotate (300695) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139204)

That's the impression given by the Pirates of Silicon Valley movie. Not to mention the fact he's an all around asshole to his employees.

Re:Isn't he a deadbeat dad? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5139287)

Yup. Denied Lisa was his daughter at the start. Later he did fess up to being the dad.

Now, bonus points to the /.er who finds a copy of the original Time article where Jobs puts his feet in the toilet and flushes them...because its relaxing, like a mini whirlpool.

I don't know (0, Interesting)

The FooMiester (466716) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139205)

I don't know why people are so eager to jump in bed with one [apple.com] monopolist when they clearly hate another. [microsoft.com] . Is it because Apple somehow redeemed itself? Apple still sells software for its own systems that it refuses to port to other systems. They refuse to open their architecture.

I also see a lack of any real content on the page, or at least a lack of content I couldn't find in my apple //e manual. This will probably change soon, but it's too early to declare Jobs a savior yet.

Not that I think this is a bad thing, I just don't want to see /.ers getting their hopes up only to have them dashed when we can no longer buy computers that are beige.

Re:I don't know (4, Insightful)

AT (21754) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139297)

Apple is a monopolist? What do they have a monopoly on? Translucent plastic cases? Selling a system with a closed architecture is different than being a monopolist. A monopoly exists when you control all of (or almost all of) a particular market, not just a product.

It'd build interest in the military! (4, Funny)

Chester K (145560) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139210)

After all, who could resist attacking another country to show off our nice Blueberry bombers, using our new Raspberry radar technology, and firing off our arsenal of iNuke X 10.2 ICBMs (with leopard print warheads). Military tech has been stuck in the same putrid earthy shades of green and brown for far too long!

Just gotta wonder how well those translucent plastic helmets will protect the heads of our soldiers....

flags (1)

jmv (93421) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139213)

That'll be nice to watch. Jobs going after everyone waving an Americal flag for copyright/trademark violation. Not that I would mind (being Canadian)

This is illegal... (5, Funny)

asparagus (29121) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139215)

Due to the seperation of church and state.

Steve cannot be both God and President without violating some part of the constitution.

Of course, given recent events, that 'problem' can probably be remiedied.

Hell yeah! (1, Flamebait)

rnws (554280) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139219)

I'd vote for him and I'd have to move to the US and become a citizen to do it!

And I'm not even a MacAddict...

At least the Americans would have a leader with some brains for a change.

Re:Hell yeah! (1)

FJ22248 (632744) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139331)

Brains? ha yea we could then have the state of the union address every year at macworld san fransco and instead of sending bombs to iraq we could send old macs and hope they all get radiation posioning, but thats only when we could get jobs out from underneath his desk cause hes afrade of war and those big bad people who wear turbans. once again i say HA

Two years into the presidency (5, Funny)

stefanlasiewski (63134) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139220)

Two years after becoming President, Steve Jobs becomes fed up with the bueracracy and leaves suddenly to start up his own country in his Palo Alto Garage.

slashdotted (1, Insightful)

Mdog (25508) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139223)

Here's the text. Pretty interesting :)

San Francisco, CA

In a stunning move, Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer INC, announced his intention to run for presidency of the United States of America. The announcement was greeted with overwhelming support by the large macintosh community in the united states, and veiled reproach from Bill Gates, CEO of Microsoft Corp.

"We here at Microsoft are more concerned with somebody addressing the fact that the editors of slashdot are pulling shit over on moderators they don't like" said Gates. We question whether Jobs will be up for the diffiucult task of getting the editors to stop Taco-snorting for long enough to run a decent news blog, like Rusty over at kuro5hin.org"

Oh that's just what we need... (4, Funny)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139228)

..a government official who'll break down the tough choices so that the American public will vote on which color they like better.

*hoping that comment's poke at the iMac isn't too obscure.*

we-need-a-megalomaniacal-leader-for-a-change dept. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5139230)

For a change?

same inaming scheme (0)

betanerd (547811) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139237)

So will we have to refer to him as the iPresident who resides at the iWhitehouse in iWashington iDC who will hold i cabnet meetings regarding the pending inuclear strike aganst iiraq.

(yes it's lame - isorry)

Reality Distortion Field (1)

endoboy (560088) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139240)

Steve's principal attribute... and one that GW's got a pretty good handle on too...

Sorry, Will Foster....... (1)

Ride-My-Rocket (96935) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139241)

But you need more than 1 person to support you before you can call this campaign a "groundswell".

Then again, this news bit WAS posted with the "It's Funny. Laugh." tagline...... so I'm guessing it's not meant to be taken seriously anyway.

No way Jose! (1)

MerlTurkin (598333) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139247)

Why? So we can be charged up "the chute" for EVERYTHING under the sun? I'd vote for a freakin' MONKEY before I'd vote for that load. The Mac heads are probably blowing loads over this topic! Oh yeah, STEEEEEEEEEVE Jobs PRESSSSIDENT>\....UMMMMMBWAHA!! Slow news day I guess......

slashdotted already (4, Informative)

SlightlyMadman (161529) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139251)

It's mostly images, no wonder it went so fast. Here's the text on the front page:

Draft Committee to the 'Elect Steve Jobs President of the United States
We all want a world that is prosperous and sustainable. We have the technology and resources to create such a world. What is lacking are leaders with vision and will. I encourage you to be such a leader and welcome your participation in our campaign.

It is time that we base our decision-making on the time tested native American idea that all decisions should be made with our seventh generation of descendants in mind and in consultation with our elders. It is time to acknowledge that the earth is our mother and that we must take care of her. It is time to eliminate all weapons of mass destruction from the earth. It is time to insure that all people have access to affordable health care and education.

It is time for American leaders to work with the Moslem world, China, India, Africa, Russia, Latin America, the European Union and all people's around the world to create the world we want. It is our destiny to play a leadership role in creating a new world.

We believe Steve Jobs is the man to help us achieve these goals. If you agree, join us, and together we can get it done!

A Biography of Steve Jobs
Editorials: 01/19/03 at 17:59:27 PST by aztc

Editorials Steve Paul Jobs
Born 1955 Los Altos CA; Evangelic bad boy who, with Steve Wozniak, co-founded Apple Computer Corporation and became a multimillionaire before the age of ...

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iTroops (1)

Cheesewhiz (61745) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139255)

You know what this means, Jim?

Sporty new uniforms for our troops in Iraq, featuring graphite colored translucent plastics, and army jackets [apple.com] that all include a special pocket for an iPod, with buttons on the sleeves for when convenient control of your music is a matter of life and death!

I sense a spoof coming on.

Hrmmmmm (-1, Flamebait)

FJ22248 (632744) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139258)

Server has been slashdotted, although its probly being run on a mac so dosent take much to take it down.

Foreign policy (4, Funny)

BitwizeGHC (145393) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139261)

Jobs probably is probably miles ahead of the other candidates when it comes to foreign policy, particularly the Iraq issue. The Jobs solution? Simple: Oust Saddam, set up a puppet government, rename the country "iRaq", and insist that cartographers color it "lickable raspberry" on all their maps. Not to mention replacing militant Islam with a hip, edgy new "switch" campaign.

The iRaqis would find themselves embraced by the developed world!

for the love of jeff! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5139262)

Mitnick is back online for one day and look at what happens.

Technology President (1)

Jason1729 (561790) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139264)

Just think how quickly Jobs would overturn the DMCA. He understands technology, at least from a business point of view.

Apple is avoiding DRM because they know that's what their customers want. As president, he'd know that's what the voters want

Jason
ProfQuotes [profquotes.com]

Great... (0)

praetorian_x (610780) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139268)

Steve's a totalitarian.

Evidence:

1) Apple wants complete control of your computing experience.
2) Clearly, apple can brainwash highly educated people.
3) He wears a black turtleneck. (Just like 9 out of 10 coffee shop stalinists!)
4) The capitalist market has kicked his ass. (3%. Yeah.)
5) At least three responses to this will be "the-streets-shall-flow-with-the-blood-of-the-unbe lievers" mac zombies.

Course, I own a g4 and have my eyes on a powerbook. Hey, I didn't say I *wasn't* a totalitarian.

Cheers,
prat

Gay, gay, gay. (0, Troll)

blaqsun (643717) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139274)

If you need explained why electing Steve Jobs as president is gay, please rig your microwave to run with the door open, stick some metal ball bearings in your mouth, hit DEFROST, and stick your head in the sucker.

This is fucking gay geek masturbation at its worst. I _do not_ endorse any of this subculture back-patting.

One thing's for sure. (1)

foxtrot (14140) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139275)

Jobs will be the man when it comes to domestic security.

The jobsforpresident website's so secure I don't even have access to read /index.html!

(Is this the first time a presidential candidate has been slashdotted?)

now there's an inauguration I would watch (1)

pyros (61399) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139277)

"I, Joabie-Wan Kenobie, do solemly swear ..."

Wait for it (1)

Siriaan (615378) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139278)

And then, the Sunblade was all like, bleepbleepbleepbleep, and it like, totally lost my joint resolution. It was a really good resolution.

Hrm... (5, Insightful)

zod1025 (189215) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139288)

You know, he might not be a bad president...

a) he's someone who made something of himself, and wasn't just from a wealthy, powerful family

b) he's someone that has Vision and can seek it out (even if we might not agree with his Vision, he's definitely got it!)

c) he's arguably of above-average intelligence... try and say THAT of any of the other candidates!

If Nader wasn't running, I'd vote for Jobs just because I know that if Jobs won, he would make a decent go of it and maybe even get something real done.

Please DELETE This Topic (4, Funny)

wahay (12517) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139290)

We've gotta shush this now before it's too late. If Bill Gates hears about it he'll spend billions to run just so he can keep up.

Just because... (1)

YrWrstNtmr (564987) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139291)

...there is a "groundswell of support" for Jobs as pres, doesn't make it a good idea. After all, Sharpton also has a groundswell of support.

War with Iraq (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5139299)

If Jobs' Reality Distortion Field can't sell the idea of going to war with Iraq, no one can!

Puh-lease (0)

TJPile (220972) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139306)

If another nation gave us any grief, he'd insult their collective mothers, and send in the troops. The rest of the world would dislike the US even more than now.
I guess the State of the Union Address would be a little more riveting than those that came before him in recent memory.
"...oh, and there's one more thing..."

Is it scam? (0)

pierre.ch (605045) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139307)

this site does not seem to be official. I would be really cautious if I had to press the donate button...

CowboyNeal for president. (5, Interesting)

I am Jack's username (528712) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139308)

"It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see..."
"You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?"
"No", said Ford, who by this time was a little more rational and coherent than he had been, having finally had the coffee forced down him, "nothing so simple. Nothing anything like so straightforward. On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people."
"Odd", said Arthur, "I thought you said it was a democracy."
"I did", said Ford. "It is."
"So", said Arthur, hoping he wasn't sounding ridiculously obtuse, "why don't the people get rid of the lizards?"
"It honestly doesn't occur to them", said Ford. "They've all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they've voted in more or less approximates to the government they want."
"You mean they actually vote for the lizards?"
"Oh yes", said Ford with a shrug, "of course".
"But", said Arthur, going for the big one again, "why?"
"Because if they didn't vote for a lizard," said Ford, "the wrong lizard might get in. Got any gin?"
"What?"
"I said", said Ford, with an increasing air of urgency creeping into his voice, "have you got any gin?"
"I'll look. Tell me about the lizards."
Ford shrugged again.
"Some people say that the lizards are the best thing that ever happened to them." he said. "They're completely wrong of course, completely and utterly wrong, but someone's got to say it." - Douglas Adams, So long, and thanks for all the fish, chapter 36, 1984

Kent: Senator Dole, why should people vote for you instead of President Clinton?
Kang: It makes no difference which one of us you vote for. Either way, your planet is doomed. DOOMED!
Kent: Well, a refreshingly frank response there from senator Bob Dole.
...
Kodos: It's true, we are aliens. But what are you going to do about it? It's a two-party system; you have to vote for one of us. [murmurs]
Man1: He's right, this is a two-party system.
Man2: Well, I believe I'll vote for a third-party candidate.
Kang: Go ahead, throw your vote away. [Kang and Kodos laugh out loud] - The Simpsons, 4F02

"It's better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it." - Eugene Debs

Doh! (1)

mattite (526549) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139314)

The phrase "Think Stupid" was a parody, not something to be taken literally. Let the man do what he does well -- make nice laptops, and workstations.

The problem in living in the post-ironic era... (4, Interesting)

benwaggoner (513209) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139318)

...is that it's getting harder and harder to tell what's a put-on. More and more things I thought were parody at first turn out to be real.

Anyway, say what you will about Jobs, but he certainly got a LOT more done in his 20's and 30's than our current President, and by all accounts wasn't that much more of a jerk.

And Jobs's rescue of Apple certainly shows that he has an extraordinary ability to balance short and long term needs. Given what they've had to work with, technically, from Motorola for the last few years, can you believe that Apple is not only extant, but profitable?

Anyway, I'd probably vote for him over a fair number of other politicians. While we know a lot of his youthful indiscretions, I think that's just because he's been famous for so long. I imagine our previous two presidents were just as wild in their youth. The real question is how good a job who he is now could do, and I'd say the evidence is promising, or at least intriguing.

For all the "Jobs is a visionary" rhetoric, running a company on a knifes-edge like Apple has been for the last half decade implies a good ability to roll with the punches, and be flexible when appropriate.

good good (1)

pahpabut (634183) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139333)

good. now every american will get a 52" ass instead of a 34" ass, and american males will get easier times since the mouse only will have one button to push instead of the usual two or even three plus wheels on a modern subject. but atleast the administration will be fully shine-thru and smell bad when running full. that be something.

Just what we need.... (2, Informative)

sammy.lost-angel.com (316593) | more than 11 years ago | (#5139336)

I would say I probably agree with Jobs moral and political views more than our current leader's (he's liberal, and he's a vegetarian (which speaks highly of morality issues)). But let's think about this for one little second... he has absolutely NO EXPERIANCE in politics. None. Don't throw your votes away on this, find a real canidate and support he/she when they run.

He would probably tell other countries that they would have to wait until the next Presidential Expo to get all of his foreign policy regulations, and not disclose to the public any information until said expos. Bah!
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