I think the “featherbed” analogy is perfect. Now, will anyone listen? Are we finally in a place where we can do something to fix this structural problem? Kristof’s column describes quite nicely why I am enthusiastic about the #OccupyWallStreet movement. When bankers get multi-million dollar bonuses and I can’t refinance my home because I have never been late with a payment, there’s something really screwy.
If you click on the headline, you’ll get to a terrific tribute to Steve Jobs by my friend Renee Blodgett.
Last night, Renee and I shared emails and tears about the world’s loss of a rare, true visionary. Those of us who have been in the technology industry (or journalists writing about it) have been affected by Steve Jobs even more than the rest of the world. For many of us, he wasn’t just the charismatic, creative genius we’d see on television, websites or in newspapers. He was a member of our community, he was an elusive interview, he was a person who’s presence could make a Page One story. He was unlike anyone else in Silicon Valley. He will be deeply missed, and forever remembered.