BREAKING NEWS: Steve Jobs Resigns, Tim Cook New Apple CEO

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Thoren

Recording now for release in September. ;)

 

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Biceps

I've never been a huge fan of Apple, for most of the reasons that Terrible Toaster listed below.  That said, I fear that without Steve Jobs in the Silicon Valley, we will once again see tech companies resting on their laurels when it comes to true innovation and ingenuity: using our current and near-future tech in ways that have been previously unforseen or unattainable. Without Steve Jobs, I wouldn't have my cool Android phone.

Steve, I hope you are able to help Apple lead the field in bringing augmented reality to the general population. I hope you are able to continue to challenge the rest of the Silicon Valley to actually use their great minds to push our technology in ways that can be useful (and addictive) in our daily lives - and in ways where it will change our lives.

Best wishes, Mr. Jobs, you've raised the bar. You've created a revolution in technology and consumer electronics.

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bpstone

Putting Apple on the side for the moment. I wish Steve Jobs the best! (^<_^) Let us hope his physical condition improves. At minimal I hope his passing will be without a lot of pain if his health has progressed in that direction.

!\! <(^-^<) Please get well soon! (>^-^)> !/!

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TerribleToaster

 

            Steve Jobs has helped to pioneer some of the greatest innovations in hardware and software over the course of the past few decades, revolutionized the way people interact with digital devices as well as how digital devices interact with people, and forced others to innovate in order to match Apple's progress. He also played an important role in helping prevent Microsoft from becoming a monopoly power.

            That said, he has enacting some of the most vile business policies using Apple; such as forcing monopolistic competition (in the course of trying to force a monopoly), shaping Apple into a profit-maximizing company, bundling products, promoting/allowing the promotion of untrue or exaggerated information regarding Apple products, and attempting to prevent the formation of competitive market but forcing out rivals, besides other frown upon business practices (and some anti-trust violations that the US government is mulling over).

            Simply put, Steve Jobs is a great tech giant and a sleazy business douche. I don't know if there has been a man in recent history that was as simultaneously both loved and hated to such extreme a degree as him. So I am sadden that the tech world is losing such a charismatic CEO and frightened that such a cutthroat businessman may be (may be = most certainly will be) Apple's next Chairman of the Board of Directors. Here's to hoping that the Tech Budda had a change of heart and won't try to screw over the world.

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Nimrod

Yeah, hes really thinking different with that phone he has in the back there. Took him this long to reinvent it? what a looser

 

even back then that phone was for lamers

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Number Six

He resigned because HP offered to make him in CEO of their PC division....  OOOPS!

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DJSPIN80

It's best for his health, and I believe Tim Cook will do just fine.  Cook was definitely groomed to be the CEO and as part of Jobs' succession plan.  Honestly, the stock will go down but when the iPhone 5 is released then I'm sure stocks will go back up again. 

Also, Jobs isn't complete gone.  He'll serve as Chairman of the Board (if the board sees fit), it's just that his daily duties at Apple will be transfered to Cook who will carry on the CEO/COO role. 

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big_montana

But Cook is not the product wizrd like Jobs is. Cook may be a finance wizard, but needs to prove he can introduce products that the public will purchase, not just update exisiting ones. Look what happened to Apple the last time Jobs left, it took a Microsoft bailout to keep them afloat until Jobs returned from his new venture with NeXT (which spawned Pixar and Mac OS X).

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DJSPIN80

Hardly.  Jobs has been grooming Cook for a long time.  I'm confident that Cook will do well as a CEO.  Remember that Jobs isn't completely gone from Apple, he's chairman of the board and an Apple Employee.  They will probably continue to use him as more of a consultant, that way majority of the day-to-day will be given to Cook.

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CaptainFabulous

I dunno, until Cook masters force lightning and the force choke, two manuevers of which Emperor Jobs was a master, I'm withholding judgement on iCult's new Sith Lord.

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US_Ranger

I for one welcome Tim Cook as our new overlord. 

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BAMT

From the linked Yahoo! article:

"Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world."

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Marthian

see, the Media feeds us LIES. They are just trying to brainwash people for their own propaganda... Or because possibly Apple bribed them.

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yu119995

Well a lot of people stand to lose a lot of money if Apple's stock doesn't soar.

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I Jedi

To be honest. A part of me looks forward to the market's reaction tomorrow, as the stock price at Apple plummets. Yet, a part of me feels bad for Steve Jobs, if his health was really the issue. I've got some mixed feelings about this one.

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Brdn666

I agree with you here. As much as I dislike Apple, I respect Steve Jobs for what he's done for technology. 

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twister753

This.

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mattman059

yay

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acidic

hopefully all the braindead, brainwashed, zombiefied apple customers finally realize that steve leaving means apple isnt hip anymore and it crumbles and dies like it should have years ago

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CaptainFabulous

I wonder how long till the candlelight vigil and calls for his beatification? Oh wait, he's not dead yet. My bad.

EDIT: Well, that didn't take long http://gizmodo.com/5834192/steve-jobs-is-not-dead

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fellowleo

This would be a great subject to be discussed for the next Podcast.... assuming we have one this week.... WINK WINK

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ABouman

They're actually recording right now. I'm SURE Gordon has some interesting things to say about this.

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fellowleo

They are recording? Hoody Hoo! Best news I heard all week. Is Gordon singing ding dong the witch is dead?

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