Wednesday, August 24, 2011
I am a fan of Steve Jobs and Apple. Earlier today, he resigned as CEO of Apple and registered his new position as Chairman of the Board. I hope this is the end of an era, but not the end of Apple. The mail sent from Steve Jobs to the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:
I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.
I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.
As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.
I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.
I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.
On this occasion, let’s see 10 unforgettable moments of Steve Jobs via following clips:
His commencement speech to the graduates of Stanford Univ. in 2005 about his life, death and goals.
Young Steve Jobs in his first TV interview
Steve introduced the iPad, one of the most successful products of Apple.
In Apple Keynote in 1984 about Macintosh.
Jobs and Bill Gates together at the D Conference in 2007
Also from the D conference
Steve at Macworld Boston, just after returning to the company in 1997.
In the keynote from Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in 1997.
A demo fail from Jobs from the iPhone4’s announcement, a rare failure.
His talk about the Crazy Ones.
An a bonus clips about Steve Jobs and John Lasseter interview.