Steve Jobs is to be part of a group of influential technology industry people to meet with the US President (Barack Obama) in San Francisco today, Thursday.
Others included in the guest list are Eric Schmidt (Google CEO 0.5) and Mark Zuckerberg (Faceblah).
The purpose of the meeting is, according to the White House, to “discuss our shared goal of promoting American innovation, and discuss [Obama's] commitment to new investments in research and development, education and clean energy”
Obama has previously referred to Jobs as an impressive example of the American dream. And this is not the first time the people in this group have met either. Steve Jobs previously met with Obama in October of last year. And with Zuckerberg not so long ago, when Jobs invited him to his home.
Eric and Steve have been known to have coffee in California from time to time! So all in all it sounds like a little bit of a meeting of old friends.
There are conflicting rumours in various parts of the press about Steve Jobs’ health, and hopefully his appearance on the Apple Campus last week, and this meeting with “The Prez” will show that Jobs is on the mend.
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