Apple’s stuffed with talented managers. The question is whether it’s well-supplied with visionaries. Steve Jobs is the single finest businessman of our lifetimes. He is unique among business giants in having revolutionized multiple fields, from personal computing (at least twice; arguably three times since Next lives on in the current Macs) to personal entertainment to music distribution to motion-picture animation, and now to cell phones. We aren’t likely to see his likes again when he passes. The next five months will be a time to keep a close watch on Apple as it rolls along without Steve as a daily force. I wish them the best. The world would be a drearier place without Apple.
Thomas Edison of the computer age?
I guess that makes Bill Gates the modern day Westinghouse.
Steve was just the face..the company was run by others. Apple decided long ago to keep Steve front and center and the media, like they always do, buy into the story. Apple is not Jobs and Jobs is not Apple. The company will survive with out him but all of this is Apple’s fault. Their arrogance and lies have hurt their stockholders by artificially deflating the company’s stock.