RIP Steve

So I was just out at the bar after our kickball game and saw this shocking news. Steve Jobs is dead. It hit me like a tons of bricks. I don’t know why, I never knew him personally. I guess he is just someone I always looked up to. He was a “geek” … THE geek. He had a vision that nobody could match. He took Apple from down and out, to #1 in the world. Pretty impressive to say the least. I don’t care if you loved or hated the guy, you have to respect that he was a visionary. He helped create products that people wanted to buy, that before then they never even knew they wanted.

So long Steve …

Steve Jobs 1955-2011
RIP Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs steps down

I can’t believe it. I knew that he had health problems, but I still cannot believe that he has stepped down. It’s not everyday that the CEO of the largest (in terms of net worth) company in the world steps down. In the letter though it sounded as if he would continue on as a head member of the board, just not run the show.

Over all I don’t think this should really change things all that much for Apple. Steve will still be around, helping, making sure that everything goes as should. He just won’t be in the spotlight on a day to day basis. Though I have not purchased many Apple products as of late, I still recommend them to family as they “just work” and you know your getting a good product. I think the tech world and all us geeks will be sad to see him gone, but wish him the best of luck going forward.

 

Further reading: NYT – Jobs Steps Down at Apple, Saying He Can’t Meet Duties