Apple Emerges From Steve Jobs’ Long Shadow
Steve Jobs wasn’t perfect or infallible. He was tough, intractable, perhaps unfair, and occasionally even mean-spirited. These are not characteristics many of us spent time pointing out a year ago when the Apple CEO and founder succumbed to cancer.
The loss, though expected, hit us all hard. Jobs was one of us — a person who loved technology and all the endless possibilities that come with it.
He was a doer.
He was the architect.
What Apple is today is Jobs’ doing, a fact current Apple CEO Tim Cook readily acknowledges. In a brief letter on Apple.com (which follows a moving video), Cook describes the company as “a gift [Jobs] gave to the world.”
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