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Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO 1027

Posted by samzenpus
from the au-revoir-mr.-jobs dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The title says it all, really; Steve Jobs has resigned as the CEO of Apple, and would like to become Chairman of the Board. Reasons are not specified, but his declining health of recent years is a likely candidate. He's named Tim Cook as his successor."
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Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO

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  • by object88 (568048) on Wednesday August 24, 2011 @05:58PM (#37198268)

    Apple will continue. They still have strong leadership, Jobs will be chairman, and progress will continue. It's not like they're suddenly going to stop making Macbooks, iPhones, and iPads.

    If I were into buying stocks, I'd watch to see whether APPL takes much of a dive, and get ready to buy.

  • by Nyder (754090) on Wednesday August 24, 2011 @06:09PM (#37198484) Journal

    Even though I don't qualify as an Apple Fanboy, Steve's impact on the world of computing is felt everyday by all of us.

    While Xerox PARC did the original GUI environment, and invented little things like the Mouse, Steve's vision with the Mac changed the computer world. It made computer accessible, influencing Windows and other OSs to make their system accessible to the masses.

    Apple, Next, Pixar, Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPads.

    I believe Steve made the world better.

    That's weird, I believe Woz made the world better.

    Jobs? Not really. And Mac were pretty expensive when they came out and honestly, that really hasn't changed much. Now the last three you listed, the iCrap stuff, were actually accessible products for the masses.

  • by PRMan (959735) on Wednesday August 24, 2011 @06:23PM (#37198746)
    Because in this case, it means Apple's products are deteriorating...
  • by node 3 (115640) on Wednesday August 24, 2011 @06:41PM (#37198986)

    I had an eye-opening experience back when i bought my one apple product, an ipod nano (7 years or so ago), the 8GB model.
    I had it loaded up with music, and after reinstalling, wanted to get my music back by syncing it with the newly installed itunes.

    The result was a wiped ipod, as apple does not want me to own my data. Lession leaned.

    Then the lesson you learned was wrong.

    Apple in no way "does not want you to own your own data". When you go to sync an iPod with another computer, iTunes ASKS YOU if you want to wipe the iPod. If you don't want to, you can either sync manually, or not sync at all. The iPod is just a cache of your music. It's not a backup. Your original files, which you own, reside on your computer and any other backups you may have made.

  • by Chris Tucker (302549) on Wednesday August 24, 2011 @06:44PM (#37199012) Homepage

    Sucks to be you.

    I can't number the times I moved iTunes from OS 8 to OS 9 to OS X, from a 5500/225 to a G3 B&W, to a G4 MDD, to the current G5 dual processor. Can't number the number of hard drives I migrated all my apps and data between OS reinstalls or updates.

    I can, however, number all the times I lost the content on the iPod:

    0. That's ZERO. The big Goose Egg.

    Sorry about your fuckup. Sucks to be you. Next time, read the instructions and don't click OK on every popup without reading and understanding what you are about to do.

  • by shutdown -p now (807394) on Wednesday August 24, 2011 @06:57PM (#37199210) Journal

    The iPod is just a cache of your music. It's not a backup.

    By any reasonable definition, it's a backup, since the files are physically there. It does, however, deliberately pretend for them to be inaccessible, unlike every other similar device on the planet.

    Case in point: when I bought my (non-computer-savvy) mother an iPad, the first thing that got her extremely annoyed was that she couldn't just drag and drop files to it in Explorer like she used to do with her USB sticks, MP3 player, and camera, but had to go through setting up sync in iTunes. She doesn't know what iTunes is, and doesn't want to learn yet another way of doing the exact same thing she already knows how to do.

  • by tmp31416 (1460143) on Wednesday August 24, 2011 @07:03PM (#37199274)

    not again...

    NO.

    Xerox PARC *DID NOT* "do" the original GUI environment. Doug Engelbart (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Engelbart) did it at SRI.
    Xerox PARC *DID NOT* invent the mouse. Engelbart did it also at SRI.

    People overestimate PARC's importance, downright ignore Engelbart and underestimate Apple's contributions (when they don't say that Jobs & co. "stole" from Xerox)... this cheeses me off royally. /rant

  • Not so fast... (Score:4, Informative)

    by rocket rancher (447670) <themovingfinger@gmail.com> on Wednesday August 24, 2011 @07:11PM (#37199392)
    Apple itself announced that Jobs has been elected chairman of the board.
  • Ha, history fail (Score:4, Informative)

    by unassimilatible (225662) on Wednesday August 24, 2011 @08:01PM (#37199984) Journal
    Perhaps you didn't hear that Jobs was fired from Apple in 1985, then Apple failed in his absence, then Jobs came back and orchestrated the greatest comeback in corporate history, and made stockholders like myself a fortune.

    Apple also bought NeXT from Jobs for millions, and it became the Mac OS.

    Oh, and this thing he bought called "Pixar" for $5M? He turned it into the most successful movie studio in history, and sold it for like $6 billion.

    Epic history fail.
  • by Bemopolis (698691) on Wednesday August 24, 2011 @08:02PM (#37200000)

    I had an eye-opening experience back when i bought my one apple product, an ipod nano (7 years or so ago), the 8GB model. I had it loaded up with music, and after reinstalling, wanted to get my music back by syncing it with the newly installed itunes. The result was a wiped ipod, as apple does not want me to own my data. Lession leaned.

    PEBCAK.
    1) Wipe iPod and enable for disk use.
    2) Back up music library before reinstalling OS.
    3) Drag music files back into iTunes.
    4) Go on with life.

    Unless you meant that the lesson learned was to back your shit up before reinstalling, you learned the wrong lesson.

  • by s73v3r (963317) <s73v3r AT gmail DOT com> on Wednesday August 24, 2011 @08:24PM (#37200154)

    Yeah, it does. It told you EXACTLY what it was going to do. You decided to ignore it, and let it do what it said it was going to do.

  • by kocsonya (141716) on Thursday August 25, 2011 @01:50AM (#37202208)

    "Xerox PARC *DID NOT* invent the mouse. Engelbart did it also at SRI."

    Um, Telefunken had a mouse with a ball before Engelbart had his with the wheels. That is, the German mouse was already like the (mechanical) mice we have today. See http://www.oldmouse.com/mouse/misc/telefunken.shtml [oldmouse.com]

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