Thanks, Mr. Jobs!
Friday, Sep. 7, 2007 at 10:57am
It has come to my attention that Mr. Steve Jobs, the head of Apple (AAPL), has just offered to pay every American citizen $100 immediately. I think this is extraordinarily generous, and puts Mr. Buffett and Mr. Gates, as great as their philanthropic efforts have been, to shame.
I'm not sure how the idea occured to Mr. Jobs, but I can tell you that the idea of just getting $100 out of the blue, for nothing, essentially, makes me feel very proud and happy to be a citizen of this vast, global corporate state we all live in. I can tell you that I know what I'm going to do with that hundred bucks. No, it's not a windfall. But I think I can put it to good use. I mean, $100 buys you all kinds of things these days. Half a pair of sneakers. One tire. A cheeseburger and a Coke at the Ritz.
I could even put it away in the warchest I've been building toward the purchase of one of those new iPhones Mr. Jobs has been selling. I hear they do all kinds of terrific things. If only they weren't so darned expensive!