Enterprise Mobility: Apple`s Steve Jobs Resigns: The Web Reacts and Reflects
Apple CEO Steve Jobs has resigned. Those five powerful words raced across the Web and TV screens around the world Aug. 24 after the market closed. The price of Apple's stock retreated steeply after the news broke, but made good the overnight losses by Thursday morning. After all, Jobs is handing off the CEO chair to COO Tim Cook once again. But there hardly seems to be any reason for concern about the company's future. Apple is in absolute peak form, rising from bleak days in the '90s to become the most valuable tech company in the world with cash reserves of $76 billion, nearly double what Google enjoys. Jobs led Apple's revolution of the personal computer, music player, smartphone and tablet, an improbable grand slam in the computing industry. Jobs' resignation naturally has reverberated around the high-tech blogosphere with heart-felt comments from numerous high-tech luminaries, such as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, as well as IT industry pundits and journalists weighing in on the topic. eWEEK collects some of those comments in this slide show.
Steve Wozniak, whose relationship with Jobs grew chilly in later years, told Bloomberg TV he was a "little bit shocked at first," but added he wouldn't go into "total grief" because Jobs has taken time off before. He also graciously said Jobs has "become the most important person in the world" and hopes Jobs has time for his own life.