View Full Version : Steve Jobs resigns from Apple

08-24-2011, 10:53 PM
maybe there is a future for Apple after all...

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
08-24-2011, 10:59 PM
I hope the resignation doesn't signal defeat in his ongoing battle with health issues.


08-24-2011, 11:43 PM
I hope the resignation doesn't signal defeat in his ongoing battle with health issues.

-PhilMy thoughts exactly, Phil.


08-25-2011, 12:01 AM
I hope it's not health related also. There is no sustainable future without Jobs, IMO.

Maybe they can get a guy from Pepsi to take over.

08-25-2011, 12:32 AM
Likewise on his health.

Note to corporations: People and talent aren't sustainable resources; headcount and "valued assets" are! :lol:

08-25-2011, 02:01 AM
Even though I work for Microsoft, I have no ill feelings for Mr. Jobs... in fact, I admire him (and Woz.) They are the reason I got into computers in the first place. In 1977, I received a book from my uncle called "Programming the Apple I Computer" and it changed my life forever. I have my first Apple II hanging on my wall as a plaque (though it still works) with a sign that says, "This is how I started."

I wish Steve all the best in this difficult time... and I know that Apple is in capable hands with Mr. Cook. (BTW... Tim Cook has been the acting CEO since Steve took his first leave of absense.)


Bill Chennault
08-25-2011, 02:17 AM

I've never been an Apple fan (love my iPhone!). But, I have always been a big fan of Steve Jobs.

I will give him my hopes and prayers.


Loopy Byteloose
08-25-2011, 10:07 AM
I suspect it is all about his health, regardless of all the well-wishing.

Nonetheless for a tech company, he leaves Apple in very good shape. It apparently has little or no debt and is easily in the top 5 of market capitalization on the stock market. If they were to start bundling OSX in a manner similar to what M$ does, I wonder how many of us would chose an Apple OS over a M$ product.

And so, here I sit with AAPL down between 4 and 5% in pre-market trading. Does one sell or buy?
Is this like Sony or Cisco, where the best of days seem bygone, or is this really the leading consumer tech companying on the planet?

We all knew this day would come. Pancreatic cancer is not pleasant or easily beaten and none of us live forever.