Intel was started with the help of an immigrant who studied here and then stayed here. Instagram was started with the help of an immigrant who studied here and then stayed here. Right now in one of those classrooms, there’s a student wrestling with how to turn their big idea — their Intel or Instagram — into a big business. We’re giving them all the skills they need to figure that out, but then we’re going to turn around and tell them to start that business and create those jobs in China or India or Mexico or someplace else? That’s not how you grow new industries in America. That’s how you give new industries to our competitors.
Obama is pretty big on tech co. name drops. Google, Facebook, Apple, Instagram, others. Not just on trail/stump, but once, in the SOTU.
— Tony Romm (@TonyRomm) January 29, 2013