By focusing on innovation, we’ve created entirely new products and industries, and more than 500,000 jobs for U.S. workers — from the people who create components for our products to the people who deliver them to our customers.
I practically owe my entire career to Apple and the Mac, and I suspect that there are millions more like me. The Macintosh computer has enabled me to produce, among other things, Roadside Magazine and its accompanying website RoadsideOnline.
The technology either developed or perfected by Apple has allowed me to do the work of dozens. Before the Mac, I would have needed a staff of at least six to produce Roadside on a regular basis. And before you think that this meant I deprived six people of paid employment, I would have never hired them in the first place because there was no way I could have afforded them.
Thanks to Apple, the whole design and media industries exploded with their own innovations, with swelling ranks of employees and entrepreneurs. More taxes to the government would have only gone to waste, anyway.