Two notes on yesterday’s “Steve Jobs Steps Down As Head of Apple” news:
1. Last time Steve-o left, Apple did wonderful technical things for a while, because they still had the momentum in interesting directions, without the crazy. A stable CEO and present Steve is creating basically the situation that *should* have happenened in ’85 and ’98, so perhaps Apple will be doing genuinely interesting things again for a while.
2. I was expecting various high profile news sources to fall over themselves trying to figure out the appropriate way to note that Apple’s succession plan means that an openly gay guy is now the CEO of the (sometimes) highest market cap company in the US, but except for this Gizmodo article (apparently now removed), no one seems to be biting.
David Sorenson: But when the workers stormed the Bastille, they only found seven prisoners and one of THEM was the Marquis de Sade.
Quinn Morgendorffer: Eww.
David Sorenson: That’s more or less the way THEY felt.— From Daria “Is it Fall Yet?”
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