Thursday, August 25, 2011

Steve Jobs Isn't Dead - He's Just Resting

OK, OK, so no - this post isn't going to be another Apple fanboy re-hash of everything Steve Jobs has done from the beginning of time - nor will it be yet another analysis of Tim Cook (the new Apple CEO). But it will be my take on what Steve's resignation from Apple's CEO position yesterday will mean for Apple.

Wait for it...





Steve Jobs is not dead - he's just resting.

The designs (and suppliers and tooling and carriers) are all set for the iPhone 5, the iPad 3 and, I'm sure, more products than that are in the advanced stages of design/development. Plus, Steve is staying on as Chairman - so you just know he'll still have tons of input into the product development side of things (whether Apple wants him to or not).

Tim Cook, who has already had a taste of the helm before today - is, apparently, a very hard worker who gets stuff done. And, let's face it - if you can work with Steve Jobs for that long (since 1998) and not have Steve fire you - or get absolutely 100% burned out from the job - then that's a good thing.

Apple is the #1 or #2 most valuable company on the stock market (depending on the day) - and as I write this - the pre-market open for the stock is less than $10 below the closing price of $376.18. $376.18! For APPL stock! Who, in a million years, would have ever thought it would get past $200?

Certainly not me - otherwise, I'd just retire.

Regardless of his current health issues (and I sincerely wish him the best!) - Steve Jobs will always be.. well... Steve Jobs. A cat can't change his stripes - and Steve Job can't stop being... well... Steve Jobs.

Here's a perfect demonstration of what I mean: this "lost" video of Jobs in 1984 when he introduced the first Mac - pretty much stands on its own. Even back then, Jobs had a knack for the dramatic (a computer that talks[!] a computer with every whore font you can imagine[!], "...for the first time anywhere...", etc):

Here's a video of him doing the 2005 Stanford Commencement addresss:

So, Mr. Jobs- godspeed in getting better - and Mr. Cook - you're wanted on the set!

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