Obama, Like Most CEOs, Just Doesn't Get Tech
Michael Wolff: They're out of touch with digital culture
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Oct 28, 2013 10:59 AM CDT
This Oct. 24, 2013 file photo shows President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

(Newser) – When it comes to HealthCare.gov, President Obama is blind to a key tenet of the tech world. He tells us the product, ObamaCare, is good, but the process for getting it is broken. Truth is, "For most Americans steeped in digital behavior, the product is the process," writes Michael Wolff at USA Today. Obama's view of technology is shared by many CEOs: Sure, they see that the changing digital landscape is important, but they believe it's something they can pay others to address.

But often, the plentiful middle men who promise tech "solutions" "know only slightly more about it than the people hiring them," Wolff observes. "Technological astuteness or intuition or cool is less a skill set than a culture or language or temperament." Americans, who are daily immersed in this culture, understand that; not so CEOs, including the guy in charge of America. "The more out of it you are, like the president, the more out of it your product is" in a market that increasingly expects savvy. Click for Wolff's full column.

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Freemason3332
Oct 31, 2013 10:19 AM CDT
If you’re the CEO of a major company today, you make, on average, about 273 times more than the average worker. That’s according to a recent analysis by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) of the CEO-to-worker pay ratio at top 350 firms. The average pay, EPI found, was $14.1 million in 2012, up 12.7 percent from 2011. The real truth is that Obama is a clone from Egypt which we once called him Akhenaten.. Youtube the video of Obama in Egypt and you would see that he says, 'Hey that looks like me"! They all is related some how or some way!! UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DO NOT HAVE A GOVERNMENT, IT HAS BANKS ONLY LEARN YOUR DAMN HISTORY PEOPLE BEFORE YOU COMMENT!!! America is a banking system design by the Rothschild...The Rothschild banking family of England was founded in 1798 by Nathan Mayer von Rothschild (1777-1836) who first settled in Manchester but then moved to London. Nathan was sent there from his home in Frankfurt by his father, Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812). Wanting his sons to succeed on their own and to expand the family business across Europe, Mayer Amschel Rothschild had his eldest son remain in Frankfurt, while his four other sons were sent to different European cities to establish a financial institution to invest in business and provide banking services. Nathan Mayer von Rothschild, the third son, first established a textile jobbing business in Manchester and from there went on to establish N M Rothschild & Sons bank in London. Now people believes that America is control by a Government when its control by Wall street. Americans are very uneducated and believe mostly anything you tell them, Google America education level, we are at the bottom of the charts.Example, Americans pays taxes for 911 on their bills and even through their hard working earnings. Means you already pay for medical!The 16 AMENDMENT IS A FRAUD! Taxes taken out from your checks is unconstitutional because YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TAX ON LABOR!!! USA has more Germans than any other nationality! There more than 60 millions Germans in the USA. Meaning this is Germany!! Hitler peoples are doing the same thing here like they did in Germany. They are the Rothschild!! Rothschild are connected to the Draconians from the Draco galaxy, which they call the cat eye and the Freemason refers it as the ALL SEEING EYE!!!! Look humans, sheep, puppets, machines, junk dna, whatever they refer you as please wake up!!! Here's are those who has been manipulation humanity over 25,000 years ago since the Lucifer rebellion... they are the followers and workers of the 13 bloodlines, G3 Free Trade Agreement, Group of two,Group of four, Group of six, Group of seven, Group of eight, Major Economies, G8 Summit resorts, Group of nine, The Next Eleven, The Melanesian Spearhead Group, The Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the gulf, Mercosur or Mercosul, MIKT, The African Union, The Commonwealth of Nations, Trilateral summits, The CCTS- Cooperation Council of the Turkic speaking States, The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, The United Nations, The Union for the Mediterranean and The Union of American Nations... Go to http://www.pakalertpress.com/ , it's way better than Newser!! Don't hate me hate yourself for not knowing!!!!!
slammer
Oct 30, 2013 5:02 AM CDT
all obama gets is rich!
NorCalHal
Oct 29, 2013 10:24 PM CDT
When he ran for office O-bomb-a promised us a new way of running Washington. All bills and legislation were going to be open and transparent, bills were going to be posted on the Internet for everyone to see before they were voted on. Foriegn aid was going to be zeroed out and reevaluated, lobbiests and special interest groups were going to be shut down. Well guess what folks NONE of it has happened! And if you think payoffs to fellow Democrats are not happening then you are extremely nieve and should read this; http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/blum.asp