18 April 2011

The glorious iPad -- no, wait, the evil iPad

With all the problems facing this country, Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) finds time to deliver a speech on the House floor (with props!) decrying the Apple iPad as a job killer.
"Now Borders is closing stores because, why do you need to go to Borders anymore? Why do you need to go to Barnes & Noble? Buy an iPad and download your newspaper, download your book, download your magazine."
Some would say that Borders is closing precisely because it lacked a coherent digital strategy and failed to meet the changing demands of the marketplace. Not Mr. Jackson. Surely he's still upset at the automobile for decimating the horse and buggy industry.

Read more at Real Clear Politics. As noted in this article, only last month the same Mr. Jackson hailed the iPad as a game-changer:
"These devices are revolutionizing our country — and they will fundamentally alter how we will educate our children."
Mr. Jackson should fundamentally alter his logic.


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