Speaking on the House floor on April 15, 2011, U.S. Congressman Jackson (D-IL) – an admitted iPad owner nonetheless – says the device is “probably responsible for eliminating thousands of American jobs.” He continues, “Now Borders is closing stores because why do you need to go to Borders anymore? Why do you need to go to Barnes & Noble? Just download your book, download your newspaper, download your magazine.”
Jackson goes on to say that the iPad is also replacing textbooks in colleges and that the device will cause people who work in publishing, libraries and bookstores to lose their jobs. Has the Congressman not yet heard that Barnes & Nobles manufactures a competing device to the iPad called the “Nook?” Surely, Amazon and their “Kindle” are guilty of the same “crimes” of technological advancement!!!
Would the Congressman say the same of Orville and Wilbur Wright, Henry Ford, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison?!?!? Damned that capitalist, Steve Jobs!!!