In a scene reminiscent of some sort of tech last dinner President Obama got together with a whole slew of tech leaders to discuss the rebirth of innovation in the U.S.
The dinner party, hosted by John Doer, has made the news not so much because of what they may have talked about but rather who wasn’t there, namely Steve Ballmer from Microsoft.
The most likely reason for the absence as point out by tech blogs like The Next Web and TechFlash is that all the dinner guests were leaders of businesses located in Silicon Valley and since Microsoft is located in Seattle they didn’t get an invitation.
I would also like to point out that none of these tech luminaries were invited to the White House State Dinner as Steve Ballmer was recently. Nor were any of these company leaders included in a recent meeting to discuss copyright laws and China.
Yet no conspiracy theories were floated over these events, so really people enough with the stupid tea leaf reading out of this non-event.