End of an Era

by Eric Ebert on 25. August 2011 – 07:16

I woke up this morning (along with the rest of Europe) to the shocking news of Steve Jobs’ departure from Apple. It’s quite a shock to know that a man of 56 that has changed the way people use computers, is already past his prime. I admire the fact that Steve took the decision to resign instead of being forced out like many other CEOs today.

The man, which has changed the computer to one that you can put on your desk, to one that you can put in your pocket (iPhone), saved the Music industry with iTunes and so much more… I admire his vision and hope for nothing but the best for his future. I hope its because he has other plans, or wants to spend more free time doing what he loves (other than Apple of course)

Here’s to the man that has more energy on a Monday, than I have all week. Steve says that he will still be around, just in a new role:

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

I hope Steve’s health is not the issue and would like to welcome Tim Cook into the drivers seat. He has some big shoes to fill.

Edit: 06.October.2011

I was very sorry to hear about the passing of Steve Jobs today. I stand by what I wrote earlier in this post. He was a visionary and will be sorely missed, not only by Apple, but the entire Tech community. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Steve today.

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