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Title: Steve Jobs steps down as CEO
Post by: applepie on August 25, 2011, 09:46:30 PM
In case you haven't heard, yesterday Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO to be Chariman of the Board of Directors. COO Tim Cook will take his place. This is the letter he sent to the news wires:
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   “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”
How do you guys feel about this?
Title: Steve Jobs steps down as CEO
Post by: banana on August 25, 2011, 10:19:19 PM
I feel sad, also, it's a bit eerie that Jack Layton, leader of the opposition party in Canada, the NDP, died just 2 days before this… What next? Shigeru Miyamoto quit Nintendo?
Title: Steve Jobs steps down as CEO
Post by: iShubham on August 26, 2011, 02:43:09 PM
I felt like iQuit :(
Title: Re: Steve Jobs steps down as CEO
Post by: CHICK3N on August 26, 2011, 05:29:28 PM
It's sad. Steve was such an icon for Apple.