The iPad is taking away American jobs, rants Jesse Jackson Jr.

The iPad is taking away American jobs, rants Jesse Jackson Jr.

In one of the oddest political arguments we’ve ever heard, Illinois Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. rants away at Apple’s iPad, accusing the device of contributing to high levels of unemployment in the USA.

Proving that when it comes to technophobes, he’s in surely world class, Jackson Jr. lays the loss of American publisher, librarian, and bookseller jobs firmly at the feet of the iPad.

Although his rant is woefully misguided, we do feel a certain sympathy and perhaps a little concern when we hear that universities in America are boasting of their desire to be “textbook-less” in a few years, with whole campuses locked into deals with Apple.

Mind you, much as we love the reassuring, timeless feel of a book, given the choice between lugging a bagful of hefty tomes into work or just slipping in a natty slimline electronic device, we know which we’d prefer.

Here’s the rant:

One Comment on “The iPad is taking away American jobs, rants Jesse Jackson Jr.”

  1. The government is always stressing the importance of ecological modernization. Isn´t this a good start? Thanks to iPad need for paper is reduced, this leads to less trees being cut down and less pollution being produced by paper factories.

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