iGadget Steve consulted

Posted in Made in China, Phlogiston at 11:20 am by George Smith

Because Steve Jobs is the most important man in the world, he was apparently consulted by President Obama on how to cure the nation’s ills.

My guess the best advice Jobs could have given would have been telling the President to forget all Americans who don’t have iPhones or iPods. They’re structural drags and don’t count when considering the shining future.

It’s the I-fart-sunshine-and-piss-champagne crowd that’s the fountainhead of innovation, progress and job creation.

Why, if you can’t make an app like Harmonica or Jerk In a Box or Pocket Guitar for the empowerment of tens of thousands of annoying and creepy nerds, what good are you?

The Register drew my attention to the tete a tete here.

Quoth el Reg:

Barack Obama called on Steve Jobs yesterday to discuss the challenges facing the US economy.

As for restoring the competitiveness of the United States? Well, Apple already depends on Chinese workers to build most of its kit. Perhaps Obama can look at shifting key US government technology production over there as well – missiles, nukes, and the like. It’s entirely likely the Chinese already have a pretty good idea of the blueprints anyway, so the US taxpayer might as well get the full benefit by getting the stuff built there as well.

That just leaves energy independence. We’re sure there’s some kind of skunkworks project down Infinite Loop that can take care of this. Presumably the biggest challenge is how to squeeze a nuke plant into a white plastic box with a single button.

Good news, lads! Good news! Welcome to the future. The joke’s on us!

Right before posting an ad to the personals on Craig’s List.

Jump on this grenade if you dare, lads! Half a million views!

Some old dead guy playing real harmonica, not so popular lads!

Here’s a philosophical question for turning you inside out.

What’s better? Buying a Chinese-made 16G Apple iPhone for $299 and Harmonica for 99 cents or buying a Chinese-made real harmonica and a Chinese-made Fender guitar and amp kit in a box for $199?


  1. Mikey said,

    October 23, 2010 at 8:43 am

    DD, let’s help fund your fine blog and future tomes by releasing a China Toilet Blooz ringtone, made right here in the USA with homegrown talent for use on crap China phones.

  2. Dick Destiny » The Douchebag said,

    October 24, 2010 at 9:07 am

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  3. Dick Destiny » I’d rather hear a real guitar but that’s just me said,

    June 9, 2011 at 7:56 am

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