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DaFace
08-24-2011, 04:49 PM
http://techcrunch.com/2011/08/24/steve-jobs-resigns-from-apple/

To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

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.

As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.

I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.

Steve

Ebolapox
08-24-2011, 04:51 PM
Ok.

Fish
08-24-2011, 04:52 PM
Holy shit.

Deberg_1990
08-24-2011, 04:52 PM
Wow..health reasons?

DaFace
08-24-2011, 04:53 PM
Wow..health reasons?

It's got to be.

Fish
08-24-2011, 04:55 PM
Wow..health reasons?

If so, why would he request Chairman and director responsibilities?

Deberg_1990
08-24-2011, 04:55 PM
This is big enough news to be in the main forum, IMO.....

BigMeatballDave
08-24-2011, 04:56 PM
Is he eligible for unemployment benefits?

BigMeatballDave
08-24-2011, 04:58 PM
This is big enough news to be in the main forum, IMO.....Sure, if you're a fanboi that gets aroused by everything Apple.

NewChief
08-24-2011, 05:01 PM
Lion sucked that bad.

Reaper16
08-24-2011, 05:02 PM
Ok.
What do you mean 'ok?' It is much more than just OK when the CEO of the biggest brand in the world resigns.

DaFace
08-24-2011, 05:04 PM
If so, why would he request Chairman and director responsibilities?

CEO is a full time job. Most of the time anyway, board positions aren't. I don't really get the part about "Apple employee" though.

Fish
08-24-2011, 05:05 PM
Lion sucked that bad.

LMAO..... seriously right?

JBucc
08-24-2011, 05:06 PM
He finally saw the writing on the wall. No one can stop the avalanche that is the HP Touchpad. Ipad is toast and Apple with it. He did the honorable thing by surrendering.

Bump
08-24-2011, 05:06 PM
he has pancreatic cancer, but he will be just fine.

Reaper16
08-24-2011, 05:07 PM
he has pancreatic cancer, but he will be just fine.
No one beats pancreatic cancer. It's, like, the worst of the cancers.

Bump
08-24-2011, 05:10 PM
No one beats pancreatic cancer. It's, like, the worst of the cancers.

ya but he has like, a lot of money and that's all hospitals care about. He'll be as good as new soon.

Buehler445
08-24-2011, 05:26 PM
Wow. Big damn news.

QuikSsurfer
08-24-2011, 05:30 PM
Lion sucked that bad.

lol

JD10367
08-24-2011, 05:32 PM
Well, bye.

BigMeatballDave
08-24-2011, 05:35 PM
What do you mean 'ok?' It is much more than just OK when the CEO of the biggest brand in the world resigns.If it's a brand you give a shit about.

BigMeatballDave
08-24-2011, 05:38 PM
No one beats pancreatic cancer. It's, like, the worst of the cancers.

If it's caught in time. But that's the problem with this type of cancer.

2 of my closest friends lost their mothers to it.

JD10367
08-24-2011, 05:53 PM
All we are is dust in the wind... and all your money won't another minute buy.

(Hey, that's pretty good. I should set that to music.)

Baby Lee
08-24-2011, 05:58 PM
Is he eligible for unemployment benefits?

Nobody who voluntarily quits is.

vailpass
08-24-2011, 05:58 PM
More Jobs lost under obama.

Jawshco
08-24-2011, 07:03 PM
Nobody who voluntarily quits is.

That's not always true. A person can get unemployment insurance benefits after they resign if they can prove their resignation was a case of constructive discharge.

Guru
08-24-2011, 07:08 PM
so, what exactly does that mean? Probably not much.

DaFace
08-24-2011, 07:18 PM
so, what exactly does that mean? Probably not much.

At face value, probably not much. However, he's really seen as a visionary and has had his fingerprints all over anything they've done in the past decade that starts with an "i". He's undoubtedly created a culture of innovation that won't take a hit from his stepping down, but if he's not really involved on a day to day basis, Apple clearly is lesser for it.

If nothing else, there's no way in hell Apple's stock doesn't take a hit tomorrow.

Silock
08-24-2011, 07:46 PM
If it's a brand you give a shit about.

It's not just that it's a brand, but it's the most valuable company in the world. That's big news.

In any case, how could anyone not have expected this? Dude has pancreatic cancer and had a liver transplant in 2009. He's been gone from Apple since January. It was only a matter of time.

BigMeatballDave
08-24-2011, 07:55 PM
Nobody who voluntarily quits is.Poor guy. How will he make his Lexus payment?

BigMeatballDave
08-24-2011, 07:58 PM
so, what exactly does that mean? Probably not much.

Oh, Apple is headed for the shitter, no doubt...

Ebolapox
08-24-2011, 08:02 PM
What do you mean 'ok?' It is much more than just OK when the CEO of the biggest brand in the world resigns.

biggest brand in the world? ROFL

don't get me wrong--it's in the top ten, but it's not the biggest brand.

BigMeatballDave
08-24-2011, 08:07 PM
http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/best-global-brands-2008/best-global-brands-2010.aspx

Reaper16
08-24-2011, 08:08 PM
biggest brand in the world? ROFL

don't get me wrong--it's in the top ten, but it's not the biggest brand.
I'm no apple fanboy. I have zero interest in owning a Mac. Ever.

But I also pay attention to the news: http://www.millwardbrown.com/Libraries/Optimor_BrandZ_Files/2011_BrandZ_Top100_Chart.sflb.ashx

Reaper16
08-24-2011, 08:09 PM
http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/best-global-brands-2008/best-global-brands-2010.aspx
Cool story, bro. See my last post for a 2011 analysis.

Ebolapox
08-24-2011, 08:17 PM
I'm no apple fanboy. I have zero interest in owning a Mac. Ever.

But I also pay attention to the news: http://www.millwardbrown.com/Libraries/Optimor_BrandZ_Files/2011_BrandZ_Top100_Chart.sflb.ashx

and I, honestly, don't.

damn, who knew?

BigMeatballDave
08-24-2011, 08:18 PM
I'm no apple fanboy. I have zero interest in owning a Mac. Ever.

But I also pay attention to the news: http://www.millwardbrown.com/Libraries/Optimor_BrandZ_Files/2011_BrandZ_Top100_Chart.sflb.ashxWhat does that say, link won't work on my phone.

Reaper16
08-24-2011, 08:26 PM
What does that say, link won't work on my phone.
Apple is the biggest brand in the world, supplanting Google's 4-year global reign.

The most interesting thing about that study/analysis is that there are 12 Chinese brands in the global top 100. There's little doubt anymore about the future of China in the global businessplace. They are going to be nothing short of formidable within the next 7 to 10 years.

BigMeatballDave
08-24-2011, 08:44 PM
Apple is the biggest brand in the world, supplanting Google's 4-year global reign.

The most interesting thing about that study/analysis is that there are 12 Chinese brands in the global top 100. There's little doubt anymore about the future of China in the global businessplace. They are going to be nothing short of formidable within the next 7 to 10 years.Interesting. Lots of sheep wasting their money on overpriced electronics. :)

KC native
08-24-2011, 08:45 PM
this should be in the main forum. huge deal.

awesome tumblr alert on apple. Things apple is worth more than
http://thingsappleisworthmorethan.tumblr.com/

KC native
08-24-2011, 08:46 PM
American Obesity
“The economic cost of obesity in America is $300 billion”
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lq7excTN2e1qi2yq8.jpg

KC native
08-24-2011, 08:47 PM
The Great Wall of China
From @JosephMosby:

“3.873 billion bricks in the Great Wall of China * $.52 per brick = Apple is worth more than the Great Wall of China”

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lq7e18jWq11qi2yq8.jpg

listopencil
08-25-2011, 11:10 AM
http://www.theonion.com/articles/new-ceo-tim-cook-im-thinking-printers,21207/

Donger
08-25-2011, 11:18 AM
iDontcare

SuperChief
08-25-2011, 11:20 AM
Poor guy. How will he make his Lexus payment?

LOL @ the thought of Steve Jobs driving a Lexus.

DBOSHO
08-25-2011, 12:52 PM
iDontcare

aPparentlyyoudo.

patteeu
08-25-2011, 01:12 PM
No one beats pancreatic cancer. It's, like, the worst of the cancers.

This. But he did survive quite a while after diagnosis (2004), which is pretty unusual. Apparently, it was enough of a recovery to keep any Planeteer from taking him in the CP death pool (http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=194091).

Guru
08-25-2011, 02:01 PM
LOL @ the thought of Steve Jobs driving a Lexus.

Yep. There is no i in it.

SuperChief
08-25-2011, 02:04 PM
Yep. There is no i in it.

I was thinking more along the lines that it doesn't rhyme with Cramborghini or Rentley or Molls Moyce.

Pants
08-25-2011, 02:06 PM
I was thinking more along the lines that it doesn't rhyme with Cramborghini or Rentley or Molls Moyce.

He's probably down to Earth enough to drive a lowly Lexus.

Guru
08-25-2011, 02:45 PM
I was thinking more along the lines that it doesn't rhyme with Cramborghini or Rentley or Molls Moyce.
Well, the Cramborghini at least has an i in it.:D

GordonGekko
08-25-2011, 04:11 PM
http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/best-global-brands-2008/best-global-brands-2010.aspx

C'mon, Apple is huge. I may not like the company and their 'cult' fag following, but they sell to everyone. How is Gillette ranked above Apple? That is redonkulous

DaFace
08-25-2011, 04:54 PM
C'mon, Apple is huge. I may not like the company and their 'cult' pillowbiter following, but they sell to everyone. How is Gillette ranked above Apple? That is redonkulous

1. That's from last year. It's already been updated and posted in this thread.
2. Are you seriously saying that your opinion is more valid than an economics study because you don't THINK Gillette should be ranked so high?

patteeu
08-25-2011, 05:56 PM
Steve Jobs: America’s Greatest Failure (http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/275528/steve-jobs-america-s-greatest-failure-nick-schulz#)
Glory is sometimes born of catastrophe.

Steve Jobs’s announcement that he is stepping down as CEO of Apple is not surprising. He’s a very sick man; and running the world’s largest market-cap technology firm can’t be easy for someone with pancreatic cancer and who-knows-what other ailments.

Lots of digital ink will be spilled about Jobs in the coming days, most of it focusing on his truly marvelous successes.

It’s better to focus on his failures.

Jobs failed better than anyone else in Silicon Valley, maybe better than anyone in corporate America. By that I mean Jobs did what only the greatest entrepreneurs can do: learn from their failures. I don’t mean learn from their mistakes. I mean learn from their abject, humiliating, bonehead, epic fails.
Everyone today thinks of Jobs as the genius who gave us the iPod, MacBooks, the iTunes store, the iPhone, the iPad, and so on. Yes, he transformed personal computing and multimedia. But let’s not forget what else Jobs did.

Jobs (along with Steve Wozniak) brought us the Apple I and Apple II computers, early iterations of which sold in the mere hundreds and were complete failures. Not until the floppy disk was introduced and sufficient RAM added did the Apple II take off as a successful product.

Jobs was the architect of Lisa, introduced in the early 1980s. You remember Lisa, don’t you? Of course you don’t. But this computer — which cost tens of millions of dollars to develop — was another epic fail. Shortly after Lisa, Apple had a success with its Macintosh computer. But Jobs was out of a job by then, having been tossed aside thanks to the Lisa fiasco.

Jobs went on to found NeXT Computer, which was a big nothing-burger of a company. Its greatest success was that it was purchased by Apple — paving the way for the serial failure Jobs to return to his natural home. Jobs’s greatest successes were to come later — iPod, iTunes, iPhone, iPad, and more.

Jobs is a great entrepreneur for another reason. Lots of ninnies can give customers products they want. Jobs gave people products they didn’t know they wanted, and then made those products indispensable to their lives.

I didn’t know I needed the ability to read the Wall Street Journal and The Corner on a handsome handheld device at my breakfast table, on the Metro, on the Acela, or in any Starbucks I entered. But Steve Jobs did. I didn’t know I wanted to mix and match my music collection on a computer and take it with me wherever I went, but Steve Jobs did. I didn’t know I wanted a portable multimedia platform that would permit me and my kids to hurl angry birds out of a slingshot at thieving pigs. But Steve Jobs did.

All those successes were made possible by failure after failure after failure and the lessons learned from those failures.

*** WARNING: The last paragraph of this article is a political statement. If politics make you freak out, just stop here and don't click the spoiler button. ***

There’s a moral here for a Washington culture that fears failure too much. In today’s Washington, large banks aren’t permitted to fail; nor are large auto firms. Next up will be too-big-to-fail hospital systems. Steve Jobs is a reminder that failure is a good and necessary thing. And that sometimes the greatest glories are born of catastrophe.

JD10367
08-25-2011, 06:51 PM
Yes, Jobs learned from his failure. He said, "I guess it was pretty fucking stupid to not license for PCs." Thus, when the iPod took the world by storm, he was smart enough to make sure it--and the iTunes program--would run on PCs (along with QuickTime, also once an Apple proprietary program IIRC).

Bearcat
08-26-2011, 09:37 AM
*** WARNING: The last paragraph of this article is a political statement. If politics make you freak out, just stop here and don't click the spoiler button. ***

Thereís a moral here for a Washington culture that fears failure too much. In todayís Washington, large banks arenít permitted to fail; nor are large auto firms. Next up will be too-big-to-fail hospital systems. Steve Jobs is a reminder that failure is a good and necessary thing. And that sometimes the greatest glories are born of catastrophe.

Not to send this thread down the wrong path, but they can throw education into that, too.

Dave Lane
08-26-2011, 09:52 AM
Oh, Apple is headed for the shitter, no doubt...

Without my buddy Steve Apple could be fooked once again. Dude is one of the smartest most driven guys Ive ever known.

loochy
08-26-2011, 10:12 AM
I can't believe that nobody posted this:

http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/rr279/erman3157/WellBye-1.jpg

patteeu
08-26-2011, 11:03 AM
Not to send this thread down the wrong path, but they can throw education into that, too.

Agree

Donger
08-26-2011, 04:10 PM
Ugh.http://ll-media.tmz.com/2011/08/26/0826-steve-jobs-02pcn-credit-1.jpg

Count Zarth
08-26-2011, 04:29 PM
Yes, Jobs learned from his failure. He said, "I guess it was pretty fucking stupid to not license for PCs." Thus, when the iPod took the world by storm, he was smart enough to make sure it--and the iTunes program--would run on PCs (along with QuickTime, also once an Apple proprietary program IIRC).

Too bad those programs all suck hard. LMAO

Count Zarth
08-26-2011, 04:33 PM
Ugh.http://ll-media.tmz.com/2011/08/26/0826-steve-jobs-02pcn-credit-1.jpg

http://files.upit.me/1314447049.jpg

http://www.jiggyjigg.com/upload/files/1/alg_apple_steve-jobsb.jpg

Crush
08-26-2011, 04:46 PM
Cancer is a son of a bitch.

rocknrolla
08-26-2011, 04:52 PM
Ugh.http://ll-media.tmz.com/2011/08/26/0826-steve-jobs-02pcn-credit-1.jpg

Cancer sucks Donkey Balls!

DaFace
08-26-2011, 10:31 PM
Damn. That pic is very sad. It's a real shame to see one of our generation's greatest minds taken down by cancer. I'm not personally a fan of Apple's current philosophies, but you can't deny the impact Jobs has had on modern society.

dirk digler
08-26-2011, 10:45 PM
I kind of figured when he resigned so quickly he was close to dying. That picture pretty much confirms it.

Silock
08-26-2011, 10:52 PM
Wow, fuck cancer.

headsnap
08-27-2011, 06:49 AM
Damn. That pic is very sad. It's a real shame to see one of our generation's greatest minds taken down by cancer. I'm not personally a fan of Apple's current philosophies, but you can't deny the impact Jobs has had on modern society.

dude has so much $ he could buy anything in the world that he wants but unfortunately he can't buy what he needs...

Buehler445
08-27-2011, 09:21 PM
Wow, fuck cancer.

True.

patteeu
08-28-2011, 01:40 AM
dude has so much $ he could buy anything in the world that he wants but unfortunately he can't buy what he needs...

True. He did manage to get a liver transplant after having pancreatic cancer though, and that's something that normally doesn't happen.

WilliamTheIrish
08-29-2011, 09:42 AM
True. He did manage to get a liver transplant after having pancreatic cancer though, and that's something that normally doesn't happen.

Very true.