Steve Jobs, the late founder and CEO of Apple, was mentioned tonight by U.S. president Obama during the 2012 State of the Union address. As Laurene Powell Jobs watched on from the First Lady's box, Obama said:
we should support everyone who is willing to work, and every risk-taker and entrepreneur who aspires to become the next Steve Jobs
A beautiful tribute and a fitting one, no doubt. Though we bet any entrepreneur with that type of universe-denting ambitions have no desire to be the next anybody, even Jobs. They want to be bigger, better, and have even more of an impact. They want to be the first of their kind.
UPDATE: The republican response from Gov. Mitch Daniels batted the Steve Jobs references right back, including a play on the name "jobs". It was... a