Best wishes, Steve Jobs, and thank you
As you’ve undoubtedly heard, Steve Jobs is stepping down as CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Apple.
This is presumably due to his health issues.
I wish him the best in facing those challenges.
While Steve Jobs and I haven’t always agreed, he has changed the world in a good way. I think the best analogy is Henry Ford. Getting the mainstream to accept a technology is a real accomplishment.
Steve Jobs (and Apple) weren’t always the first to invent something (although Jobs has a large number of patents)…but Apple made regular people love it.
That goes for the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad.
Something left off in much of the news coverage was Jobs and Pixar. I see a real parallel between Pixar and the iDevices. People perceive both as being of superior quality, and love them.
It’s also important to note that this isn’t a good-bye…Jobs is going to continue to work with Apple, just not in the same kind of intense role of overseeing everything.
I sincerely wish him the best going forward…our world wouldn’t have been the same without him.
What does this mean for e-books?
Not that much, initially. While tech companies can’t rigidly plan too far into the future, Apple probably has a few years in the pipeline. Apple will have attracted top tier people (even though it may be a challenging place to work).
I want the iPad to continue to innovate…I like there to be competition for my device of choice…it drives them to do more.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.