SALE EXTENDED! 15% off! Use the code BLACKFRIDAY15 on checkout *some restrictions apply.

February 17, 2013 AT 12:58 pm

In a Fireside Hangout on Google+, Obama says we need more patent reform and computer education

In a Fireside Hangout on Google+, Obama says we need more patent reform and computer education
2 The Next Web

In President Obama’s inaugural Fireside Hangout on Google+, he faced the public and answered a bevy of questions along a wide range of topics, including immigration, gun violence, and even technology.

One of the five Americans selected to speak with the President happened to be Limor Fried, an entrepreneur and CEO of Adafruit, an electronics manufacturing and education company in New York City. What was interesting was the topic of her questions, specifically relating to entrepreneurship, patent reform, and computer programming in schools.

Read more.

Check out all the Circuit Playground Episodes! Our new kid’s show and subscribe!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground”Adafruit’s Apps!

Maker Business — “Finally — some data on whether crowdfunding is a good investment or not”

Wearables — Sample code is your new best friend

Electronics — Meaningful gains

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at !

1 Comment

  1. I got super excited when I saw Limor on the Hangout… I had just been planning on tuning in anyway, but her appearance was a pleasant surprise. Unfortunately, like many of these publicity end up being, it was just a lip service festival for the President. It’s too bad though, all of the participants in the Hangout were so passionate about their questions.

    And I agree completely with Limor about patents. As they lie, they’re an archaic concept in desperate need of a tech-focused update.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.