Steve Jobs Has Private Meeting with President Obama to Discuss Education, Job Creation

  United States President, Barack Obama; Apple Chief Executive Officer, Steve Jobs (collage)
On his way to a fund raising dinner at the Palo Alto home of Google executive Marissa Mayer, United States President Barack Obama met with Apple CEO Steve Jobs to have a 45-minute private conversation on the presumed topic of technology, education, and job creation.

On his way to a fund raising dinner at the Palo Alto home of Google executive Marissa Mayer, United States President Barack Obama met with Apple CEO Steve Jobs to have a 45-minute private conversation on the presumed topic of technology, education, and job creation.

MercuryNews.com reports that Obama’s private meeting with Jobs was actually his first stop “on a West Coast swing to help embattled Democrats.”

This was not the duo’s first encounter. Obama and Jobs previously met back in 2008 on the campaign trail, the paper notes.

According White House officials discussing the matter later on, the duo’s 45-minute private conversation at the Westin Hotel in San Francisco reportedly tool place with the common goal of creating work places, while aiding education through technology.

If this is the case, Apple’s revolutionary iPad was undoubtedly the focus of the conversation, though MercuryNews admits that details are scant.

Obama later reached the Palo Alto residence of Google executive Marissa Mayer, who hosted a $30,400-per-plate fundraising dinner, the paper informs.

A transcript of Obama’s speech at the event is offered (reproduced below).

"My task has also been to try to figure out how do we address some of the structural problems in the economy that have prevented more Googles from being created, prevented more Hewlett-Packards from being created ... how do we unleash this incredible energy and dynamism that we know has always driven America, decade after decade," Obama said.

Curious, to say the least, is the lack of references to “Apples” in Obama’s speech.

If White House officials’ statements are to be believed, surely Obama did not sit down with Jobs to brainstorm improving Google’s and HP’s business.

It remains to be seen how (or if) the the duo’s conversation will materialize to the benefit of Americans.

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By    22 Oct 2010, 07:21 GMT