On the back on a very busy, exceptionally good day, I came home late to the news that Steve Jobs has stepped down as the CEO of Apple. In a letter he asked to serve as Chairman, and install Tim Cook as CEO.
I haven’t had a chance to look at the tech press or Twitter reaction to the news but I’ve got mixed emotions, as I always do when it comes to Jobs.
He’s a once in a generation kind of guy. As I’ve said before I think he’s right about 95% of the time, but when he’s wrong he makes me hopping mad. I do believe that Apple can carry on without him at this point, I wasn’t so sure a few years back.
I hope he is healthy, and that he has many years left to enjoy.
Steve, I will miss being impressed and pissed with you.
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Well said. I think Apple will be okay without him. Cook has probably been running things for the last two years or so. And there are other people at the top like Jonathan Ives that will continue the Jobsian legacy of design perfection.
His statements have managed to piss me off on more than one occasion. And I will always wish that Mac hardware prices were more competitive (read: lower). But I wish the best for his health.