Today Steve Jobs announced his resignation as CEO of Apple. The industry has known for a long time this day would come, as I’m sure has Mr. Jobs. Still, the news makes me sad, on many levels.
I’ve long respected Steve’s vision and his ability to execute, and of course in my industry, he’s one of the pillars of technology. I’m a big fan of Apple’s products; I own Apple stock. To borrow one of their lines: This changes everything.
The video editors are hard at work as we speak. Prepare to see all manner of news and retrospectives on the life of a legend. And I’m sure we’ll see some major action on Wall Street. I look forward to reflecting on the brilliant career of an industry icon with bittersweet resignation. But for a few moments, I pause to set business issues aside and wish good things for Steve and his family. I’m sure they feel the clock ticking, and I hope they find peace and comfort in the days ahead.