President Obama got his iPad "a little bit early"... and directly from Steve Jobs

In an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, President Obama revealed some well placed connections managed to get him his iPad sooner than most.

"Steve Jobs actually gave it to me, a little bit early," the president said.

Obama used his early-access iPad to read newspapers that he previously read in print, along with skimming blog posts and other content on the tablet. He did mention, however, that he never comments on the blogs he reads because he has more important things to take care of.

Wouldn't it be cool if he hit TiPb while perusing the blogosphere?

Source: NationalJournal via Cult of Mac

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President Obama got his iPad "a little bit early"... and directly from Steve Jobs

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Jobs? What's that? You want jobs, you're going to have to wait for a president that actually knows the meaning of the word.

This is almost as pointless as Crackberry Kevin's celeb sighting posts. At least this will provoke a flame war between members though so thats interesting.

In my time as a Blackberry user at least once or twice a week Kevin posted something completely stupid that even the users of the site would mock. Usually it was something about Paris Hilton sporting a new Blackberry. If you like that kind of news I guess thats the perfect site for you, enjoy.

Jobs "heres that IPad we talked about Mr. President. just remember, I'd like your support when I run for dicta- I mean President"

just another example of this guy bragging about how he has it better then you.. I got my ipad before you. I know steve jobs, I make a lot of money. blah blah blah

Now watch officer Rene jump in here with his "No political discussions here at Tipb". lol
I dont understand why we can discuss anything and everything on here, BUT politics.
As far as your point, I agree with you. It is sad to see how some people point out the problems we have in this country and put all the blame on one president, who mind you was dealt the shittiest hand when he took over ;)

But its the right place to bash Obama for the economy he inherited?
edit: I should clarify, he has made things worse but its like being handed a turd and told to polish it into a diamond.

So who cares what they Charlatan got early, all I know is we have a 9% unemployment rate after he spent 4.5 trillion (more than any president in history) on a pro-union failed stimulus. :(

@Asa - I know this is just a tech blog, but duh... Does that mean you get to post ridiculous bs that is devoid of facts? Bald true life facts are that pug presidents are responsible for 10 trillion of the total 14 trillion dollar debt. And Obama's stimulus was about 800 million. Kick the Fox disinformation news network. It's making you look really, really stupid.

poor lt i guess you left out obama giving the rest of the money to another green solar company before the expiration date...and 10 trillion of all presidents vs a man whom jumped the deficit to 4 trillion more is laughable big ass dummy

Now if only we could get a comment from that guy whose "mother maid $7000 working from her computer"...
Hell, maybe one from "$32.67 cheap iPad guy"?
Where are those slackers? They should be here by now.

@Asa - I know this is just a tech blog, but duh... Does that mean you get to post ridiculous bs that is devoid of facts? Bald true life facts are that pug presidents are responsible for 10 trillion of the total 14 trillion dollar debt. And Obama's stimulus was about 800 million. Kick the Fox disinformation news network. It's making you look really, really stupid.

Lets break it down for those of you Liberals who fell off the back of the bus..... the total debt is $14,342,909,569,329, Obama in 2 1/2 years has increased it by $3,716,032,520,416...... which means over $10,0000,0000,000,000 was under all other presidents since Alexander Hamilton instituted the debt under the Constitution. Bush increased it by $4,000,000,000,000 in 8 years. Obama is scheduled to reach that in 3 years, that's 5 years sooner than Bush.... of course Bush only had 2 wars, Obama has 4.

Another thing @Ltrs The argument that we only watch FOX, are stupid, dumb, or ignorant for not believing in your messiah, or liberalism for that matter, is so 2008. ;)

OBAMA THE FAILURE EVEN HE MOUTHED OFF THAT PEOPLE R NOT BETTER OFF THAN THEY WERE 4 YEARS AGO...WHAT A BAFOON

I bet he does read this blog, in fact I'd be surprised if he isn't at least a little bit curious about what Apple will be saying about the next iPhone!

Until We, the voters, remove money from politics, nothing will change regardless of who is in the white house. Lobbying should be done in front of the senate and congress open for all to see. Elected politicians should get the same benefits as the private sector. Campaign reform should be implemented so that we have presidents and politicians that are worried about making America great vs being on the campaign trail while in office........ just my thoughts.