Goodbye U.S. Senate, hello Genius Bar? Not in our lifetimes.
If you haven’t heard Bill Maher’s monologue about why Steve Jobs should be running (and renaming) America — which aired on HBO last Friday, hit YouTube and the Huffington Post on Monday, and is posted below the fold — it’s worth watching, if only for the clever lines about the Tea Party and currency reform.
But if Maher thinks Jobs would have any interest in running the country, he’s missed the lesson of Apple’s (AAPL) success. The company has survived and prospered by staying tightly focused on what it does best. Except for maybe Apple TV, it rarely takes on more than it can chew.
Below: The video and a transcript of the Apple bits.
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