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.
When I am weaker than you, I ask you for freedom because that is according to your principles; when I am stronger than you, I take away your freedom because that is according to my principles.— [apparently not actually]Louis Veuillot, but attributed to him a century before Frank Herbert did so
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