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Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO

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posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 05:44 PM
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Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO




"I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee."






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posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 05:44 PM
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The dictator is gone! What will happen to Apple Corp. after this? Will the Apple OS become more open now? Will prices become a little more reasonable?

I personally despise the limitations that Apple has put on its software, applications, and attempts to dictate what people can or cannot do with their hardware/software.



www.engadget.com...

blogs.wsj.com...

allthingsd.com...



It also gets frustrating as a computer tech, of how many people complain that they can't do this or that on their Apple computers and had wished they bought a Windows PC.

We'll see what happens with Apple Corp. in the future now that the dictator is finally stepping down. Good riddance.





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posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 05:49 PM
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Resigns...to become chairman!!

He'll still be pulling the strings!!



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 05:50 PM
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He must have found and trained his replacement minion. I don't see things changing much unfortunately.



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 05:51 PM
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Meh.

Meet the new boss.
Same as the old boss.



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 05:52 PM
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Knowing that he is quite ill, I wish him all the best with his life. It sucks the day has come that he cannot continue with his life passion. He brought us some pretty cool devices that some people would be hard pressed to do without in today's fast paced, high tech world.

Good luck Steve!

-Lightrule



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 05:52 PM
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Originally posted by xvagrantx
He must have found and trained his replacement minion. I don't see things changing much unfortunately.

Maybe not, but one can only hope.



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 05:58 PM
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He is probably heading to his bunker now.



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 06:00 PM
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For Apple stock holders this should be pretty big news. Last time Jobs went into the hospital Apple stocks took a pretty heavy hit. It is good for the share holders that he will still be around, just not in the CEO capacity that he was. I expect to see a small sell off of Apple stock come tomorrow morning.



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 06:04 PM
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I'm just really curious as to why he did it all of a sudden? Seems kind of weird.



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 06:06 PM
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yep you may have hit that nail.

Wouldn't doubt we will see lots of bunker runs in the future.



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 06:06 PM
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Originally posted by Unvarnished
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I'm just really curious as to why he did it all of a sudden? Seems kind of weird.


My guess would be health issues that the high stress of being CEO would negatively effect. If he is just chairman of the board of directors it would result in less stress for him, and maybe the chance to seek the required treatment for whatever illness he may have.



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 06:11 PM
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It was in the news recently that Apple has more cash in hand than the US Government. If any oil company had profits that high or gouged customers that bad, there would be riots in front of their offices. Apple though wisely targets people gullible enough to pay extra for a name, to be in the in crowd. Apple, in the tradition of P.T. Barnum has played the game well. Nobody ever lost a dime underestimating the intelligence of the public.



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 06:22 PM
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Living proof that all of the money in the world can't save you from advanced cancer.

Godspeed Mr. Jobs.



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 06:24 PM
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Well Steve is not in the best health,
I think he needs to spend the rest of his
time here on earth, with family, doing what he wants,
and vacationing.. I think APPLE stocks will be just fine..
He already stopped being VERY active in day to day operations at APPLE.



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 06:25 PM
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Some people find computers too difficult to use. So Apple makes them simpler.

Check out the new Linux Mint offerings. What a dreamy OS! Going to dump beloved PCLinuxOS for Mint. Sniff. Goodbye.




posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 06:36 PM
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Originally posted by Shadowalker
yep you may have hit that nail.

Wouldn't doubt we will see lots of bunker runs in the future.


I wonder where his bunker is. I hope he is patriotic and will use a US bunker.



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 08:17 PM
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Say what you want. Steve Jobs changed my life. really. I bought an Apple ][ in 1977, and the rest, quite frankly, is history. I wrote programs for the Apple, then the IBM-PC, then became a CIO. It made my career. Several thousand PCs later, I am retired.

In many ways, especially job wise, you didn't just make my day; you made my life.

Good Luck, Steve. And thanks!



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 08:45 PM
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This is sad news, he may be losing his struggle with liver cancer.

He's been so thin in his last few appearances, I frankly wondered how long he would be able to continue.

He's been actually a quirky, fascinating kind of genius, and I wish him the very best.



posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 12:21 AM
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wow i can't believe this... not to sound like an apple fanboy or anything but i truly enjoy using his products



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