Skip to comments.Meet Apple's New Boss, The Most Powerful Gay Man in Silicon Valley
Posted on 01/21/2011 1:38:33 PM PST by Leroy S. Mort
It looks increasingly like Steve Jobs' reign at Apple is over. If the CEO doesn't return from his third, indefinite medical leave, COO Tim Cook will succeed him, marking a new era not only for Apple but for gay progress.
Cook, a famously quiet and collected person, will find his backstory, both personal and professional, the topic of increasing interest and discussion in the tech community. That new attention is a good thing for a man with a reputation as fearsomely good as Cook's. Cook's rise to his positionhe is one of the most powerful corporate executives in the world, to say nothing of being the most powerful gay person in tech by a mileis also a tribute to his skill and work ethic on the one hand, and to the utterly unconventional and unconventionally empowering people skills of Jobs on the other.
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Okay. I don't care who you are. That's funny right there.
Applesauce is dangerous for the mind...
(Don't trust dentists)...
Let’s get the fruit right. He’s a peach!
Aren’t all uber-geeks basically gay anyway? Or at least asexual.
Golly jee fellas! Sorta sends a whole new meaning about “Virus” protection!........(swish, swish)
I'm expecting a lot more plug-ins...
You mean the same Rush that had Elton John play at his (most recent) wedding?
I could care less what his orientation is/was. Can he run the company? Can he lead the development of new products? Can he manage the finances? If I was a shareholder or employee, that’s all I would be concerned about.
Just a bit of trivia. One of Apple's early competitors was the Franklin Peach. ;-)
As well as a few “gadgets” that vibrate!
I read the article and it looks like the man hasn’t ever admitted to being gay.
(Is the /sarc tag really necessary)
Gay, shmay; if the guy can do the job, let him do it.
>>Gay, shmay; if the guy can do the job, let him do it.
I doubt Jim Rob would agree....
Seems like that’s the gist of the article.
Elton John Sings at Rush Limbaugh's 4th Wedding
Talk about an odd couple: conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh and outspoken gay civil-union advocate Elton John.
But, according to a News Corporation (which owns Fox News) wire report, the Rocket Man, 63, serenaded the 400 guests into the wee hours Saturday night to celebrate the marriage of Limbaugh, 59, to Kathryn Rogers, 33, in the Ponce de Leon ballroom of Florida's fabled Breakers hotel in Palm Beach. Sir Elton's fee: $1 million, the report notes.
No sarc tag on this one...
Says he likes Asian guys, too. Hu knew?
My son-in-law isn't. I know a few others that aren't. Of course, I know a few that are, too.
While I believe that sodomy is an abomination to our Creator, I do not condemn people for their sexual orientation. There is no fault in being tempted, but fault in following the temptation.
I do not think it is anyone’s business to pry into another’s sexual preferences. Whether this fellow is gay or not is really none of out business, and if he is smart, he would state exactly that.
What was it Jesus said about not throwing the first stone? He said “go and sin no more, and told the rest of us to stfu, and mind our own sins.
it only matters that the directors of APPL agree.
thats who he works for.
I have been VERY happily married to one of those “uber-geeks” for almost 45 years.
Back when he was courting me, (1965) some of his competitors for my hand tried that to beat him out.
I knew the difference between a quiet thoughtful man who didn’t care for the bar scene, topless night clubs, and stag films, and chest-thumpers who competed regularly to out-bawdy each other, with barefoot and pregnant jokes!
I thank God for whispering “ignore these fools” every day.
Very cool to hear Rush speak of it. I don’t care what he was paid, he does not need the dough, and almost certainly has no idea how much he has. It was at once gracious of Sir Elton, and I imagine very satifying for him, to perform where nothing mattered but his art. Are we thread jacking? done
I, reluctantly, read this “piece of crap” of a post, wondering why anyone would bother to post it in the first place! I am not homosexual and can assure you that I will never be. However, I am perplexed that among the 2 to 3 per cent of the population who are homosexual, there are those who would think that I’m, remotely, interested in another’s homosexuality, whatever his station in life!
That’s why I found the quote in my first post so damned funny. Anyone who’s virulently anti-gay most likely wasn’t buying Apple anyway.
I am a shareholder and use Apple. Let’s put it this way. If he is being outted without his permission that I don’t give a dang because it should never have been mentioned. But if he is going to be out and proud due to his wanting to advance gay rights and such than I won’t be happy and will have to reevaluated the stock....however I can never go back to HP....lol.
This is the first I’ve ever heard about him being gay. In fact, I don’t see him having admitted to being gay, or any evidence for it. Apparently being a bachelor in his 40s and a fitness nut makes him gay. If that’s true, a lot of the guys I know are must be gay and I never knew it.
Has anyone else, other than me, ever wondered what Jobs is really stricken with? Is this guy a close, intimate friend of Jobs’? Just wondering.
Not that any of that matters in the long run. If the guy can run the company successfully then more power to him (so to speak).
That's because you're sensible.
Shareholders and employees are welcome to evaluate their options based on whatever basis they want -- it's a free country. One would like to think they do it on the basis of business performance. However, we all know that people make business decisions based on very non-business criteria, all the time.
There are probably FReepers who have Apple stock and have been enjoying great returns, who nonetheless would consider bailing on the basis of a rumor about the CEO's sexual orientation. Entirely their right to do so.
Not having any Apple stock, I am untroubled by such thoughts.
Heh, ya never know.
I'm not going to give this rumor any credence until Cook makes a statement himself (if he does, which I doubt). IMO it is his personal business. His job is to run Apple competently, which he apparently does.
I was married in my 40's, and have spent less than 20 hours in a gym in my life. Lucky me, I guess that was a close call.
AMEN! I have an I-Pad that is Wonderful! Steve has done Wonders with APPLE for years! I wish I owned hundreds of thousands of shares just a few short years ago, let along over the the decades! if Steve puts his entire Trust in Cook, then thats good enough for me!
Meanwhile we have a Gay Blade in the White House who is soooooo skinny, anyone would bet he is HIV Positive, his entire past has been erased, he had absolutely no experience except being an ACORN Trainer and 60 Million Morons Voted the Slimeball into the most powerful position in America and the World! And his closest Butler is named “REGGIE LOVE!” You just can’t make this stuff up!!!!!!
One more trip to the gym and you'd have been gay. Now we know what causes it! Eliminate homosexuality, shut down the gyms.
Target rich environment ping
Just goes to show, you can't be too careful about this gym stuff. I plan to warn all my buddies who go to the YMCA that they are flirting with deadly danger. For some of them, sadly, it may already be too late -- they are single and in their 40's.
And a good thing that is. Otherwise we'd all be in even more trouble than we already are!
I respectfully suggest that before you reevaluate your Apple stock, you evaluate these alleged reports of gayness first. As far as I can tell, they're bogus rumors. If I had Apple stock, and gave it up based on a false rumor about the CEO, I'd be pretty unhappy.
Me, I'd wait until Mr. Cook makes a statement one way or the other, which he might decline to do.
Consider the folks who sold their Apple stock when Jobs announced his time off earlier this week, only to see the stock rise again the next day on the actual business performance of the company. And that was on a real report, not just a rumor!
Of course, what you do with your stock is entirely your own business, not mine. Best of luck!
Wait just a minute now! Are you implying that Richard Simmons is gay?
“Cook, a famously quiet and collected person, will find his backstory, both personal and professional, the topic of increasing interest and discussion in the tech community.”
Leroy S. Mort —> I like your screen name LOL!
Playing Segway Polo.
Good for Mr. Cook. I can hardly wait for the Mac that blows its own fuses.