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Monday, 18 April 2011 10:34

iPad responsible for thousands of lost US jobs

Written by Nedim Hadzic
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Claims representative Jesse Jackson Jr.
While it’s not a secret that yours truly isn’t a big fan of the iPad, that’s as far as he is willing to go. However, representative Jesse Jackson Jr. recently said that the iPad is at fault for loss of many US jobs, which really makes us look meek in criticism.

Speaking in the Congress, Jackson said that the practical aspect of the iPad made Borders close stores and renders Barnes & Noble obsolete. Apparently, Jackson thinks that downloading newspapers, magazines and books to your iPad is ultimately detrimental for the economy.

Jackson argued that the freshman class of Chicago State University in his district is not even using textbooks. Instead, they’re all given iPads.  Jackson inquired as to the fate of publishing companies, bookstores, librarians and the paper industry in general. He suggested that these jobs will soon no longer exist but judging by Mister Jackson’s perception of the culprit, we’re somehow confident he’s more worried for the rolling paper industry.

“Steve Jobs is doing pretty well”, Jackson said and continued “He’s created the iPad. Certainly, it has made life more efficient for Americans, but the iPad is produced in China. It is not produced here in the United States. So, the Chinese get to take advantage of our First Amendment value — that is to provide freedom of speech through the iPad to the American people. But there is no protection for jobs here in America to ensure that the American people are being put to work.”

After seeing the iPad becoming a big “success”, I can confidently say that many people didn’t read Emperor’s New Clothes when they were kids. The device is extremely overpriced for what it offers and most of the cash pays for vanity and immeasurable quantities such as lifestyle. Naturally, most don’t care.

The best part of Jackson's rant is that we can finally say that we’re only directing mild criticism towards the iPad. If you don’t think what we've just said qualifies for ‘mild criticism’, then hop over here and read Jackson’s transcript.


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+15 #1 thematrix606 2011-04-18 12:11
And a little over 100 years ago most people were farmers, does this mean to say that we are without food today? Without a change, a displacement of jobs into different sectors provided by technology and mass production, we would never be able to have the things we have today, all the gadgets and computers out there.

I personally cannot support Apple, since they are like the gestapo, a very closed company.

But aside from that, I love the idea of tablets, or more over: the portable devices market. They have grown over the last 5 years to where they are now for a reason.
 
 
+25 #2 Jaberwocky 2011-04-18 12:47
So pads are having an effect on the cutting down of trees to pulp to paper for books and magazines....
And this is a bad thing...how?
 
 
+2 #3 ASilver 2011-04-18 17:12
His comments really read like a complaint of the steam drill or any machine that improved productivity at the expense of class Z jobs.

As to the price of tablets being overpriced... frankly it is a fairly nebulous issue. One can compare them to a netbook assuredly, or one can compare them to smartphones. If you look at the price of top-of-the-line phones such as the iPhone, or others by Samsung, HTC, etc, the price isn't really that far off, and it offers a much larger screen and quite different experience. Complaining that kids/people don't use them to the utmost of their abilities is to ignore that many don't make the most of their smartphones and computers as well, such as mostly multimedia, browsing and gaming.
 
 
+2 #4 prod 2011-04-18 17:50
Now that yanks don't have to walk to the newsagents any more I think our chubby chums across the pond are going to get even fatter.
 
 
+3 #5 Bl0bb3r 2011-04-18 20:14
Quoting thematrix606:
And a little over 100 years ago most people were farmers



Actually the industrial revolution occurred more than 200 years ago and right before that the same problems were put. Machines were starting to take on man's job and role in the economy. The major difference is that back then the people had lots of alternatives to start other types of work, but now most of production is done by Asian sweatshops under really awful condition, which is also the reason the US got here. Cheap devices made using cheap labor will render costly in-comparison jobs in the US financially nonviable. The US Government should stop allowing all kinds of imports and give the US citizens a chance to earn a living.
 
 
+7 #6 Bl0bb3r 2011-04-18 20:22
Anyway, this and the banking deregularizatio n which caused the global recession make US a good example for the rest of the world of how not to run an economy.
 
 
+1 #7 Bl0bb3r 2011-04-18 20:29
Quoting Jaberwocky:
So pads are having an effect on the cutting down of trees to pulp to paper for books and magazines....
And this is a bad thing...how?



From manufacturing and shipping alone the wasted petroleum is unrecoverable, and it's not something to neglect... it's a lot.

Trees on the other hand grow in a 100 years back... you just have to have a conscience and go and plant some each year for nature's sake.
 
 
+3 #8 Fud_u 2011-04-18 22:31
Quoting Jaberwocky:
So pads are having an effect on the cutting down of trees to pulp to paper for books and magazines....
And this is a bad thing...how?


Trees keep millions of businesses employed. He kinda have a case there. FYI, most logging company in the US replant their trees after cutting so no harm came off of it. I've watch too much Discovery/History channel.
 
 
0 #9 Ken Fused 2011-04-19 04:29
Funny, I thought unemployment had already peaked when the iPad came out. Why not blame the PS3, or better yet, Farmville. (or politicians from Illinois)
 

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