I agree with kcorp2003, Bill Gates or Steve Ballmer should have been invited. Or maybe then declined, who knows. Even if their market shares are slipping they still have majority and play a large part in technology and the future.
So tell me, why is Mark Zuckerberg invited? I guess facebook apparently has some major role in creating jobs and bringing the economy back? Or maybe it has some huge effect on the technology industry and the education of the young population? Right...
[citation][nom]touchdowntexas13[/nom]So tell me, why is Mark Zuckerberg invited? I guess facebook apparently has some major role in creating jobs and bringing the economy back? Or maybe it has some huge effect on the technology industry and the education of the young population? Right...[/citation]
because millions of people use it daily.
not sure why MS was not there but mac is, when i was in the service macs where non existant at my command, and no one in there right mind would bring them out to sea because the aluminum in there uniframe would warp and kill your optical drive. it would make more sense to talk to the people that the government already has a vested intrest in. I would of gone for intel because of there OpenVL stuff, Qualicomm because of how intergrated there SOC have became (including GPS and cell antena I found that neat... dont know why, or MS because of there size and financial leverage, the fact that it is the opperating system that is installed on nearly all DOD/mil computers, and that there is no rugedise options for mac that i know of (this means no way in hell will the military even consider mac for anything important).
I do understand why facebook and google is there though. these services are becoming more important, and fast becomig the easiest way for military commands to organize home commings for there men, and keep seperated families in contact with there love ones as they fight overseas.
Wow, you people are cynical! That's not healthy for the republic.
Sure, money is the lifeblood of the US political system, so you can never be sure it's totally out of mind, but do you really doubt that employment and the economy are the primary objectives? Why wouldn't or shouldn't Obama be focused on these?
[citation][nom]loomis86[/nom]all the crooks in one room[/citation]Nice.
[citation][nom]vas flam[/nom]Obama looking for 2012 campaign funds[/citation]I hear Bill Gates WAS invited but he told the President by phone that he wouldn't be donating money to his campaign. He said he was going to spend it trying to save lives dealing with diseases and food production in poor countries. He was promptly disinvited.
Anyway, I hear the Prez is still looking to build an internet kill switch, and while he's at it maybe a Facebook backdoor. Now with Facebook (via smartphone) GPS tracking!
Obama was searching GOOGLE, on his iPAD, on how to retrieve his password for his FACEBOOK account. Instead of creating 20 new Federal positions to fix his problem, Obama wanted to save the taxpayers some money, this time, and get support from his future campaign fund contributors. So he flies them to the White House and problem solved. Obama got his password back.
[citation][nom]Benihana[/nom]I don't agree with the first sentence "Barack Obama is the most tech savvy president that the U.S. has had yet", as General Washington was easily the most tech-savvy president of all time.[/citation]
[citation][nom]kcorp2003[/nom]i wonder why Bill gates isn't invited.[/citation]
Because he doesn't run Microsoft, and even if he did, Microsoft has not been involved in any major innovation since, well, when Bill actually ran the company.