With the hub-bub going on in light of Steve Jobs’ resignation, there are plenty of people saying plenty of stuff about the man and his legacy. Most industry experts are expressing a similar sentiment; He was great, but it doesn’t change the company. Here are a few interesting observations we have discovered online.
According to CircutsAssembly, Foxconn doesn’t feel any different today than it did yesterday about Jobs’ resignation. “The relationship between Cook and Foxconn has been very close and we expect that the relationship will become even closer in future,” Bloomberg quoted the company as saying.
According to the Wall Street Journal, AAPL shares may falter, but they will get back on top soon enough. ”We expect the stock to be under pressure but not encounter a downdraft, as a CEO change had been partly discounted,” J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz said.
According to Bloomberg via video, Steve Wozniak has a warm spot in his heart for the big guy. ”He’s always going to be remembered, at least for the next hundred years, as the greatest technology business leader of our time,” he said.
According Jeff Gamet, managing editor of The Mac Observer, “Jobs’ departure has more sentimental than practical significance. He said he has been telegraphing the change for several years.”
According to technology columnist for Slate Farhad Manjoo, “I believe that much of Jobs’ personality has already been injected into the culture of Apple. That won’t be the same thing as having him there every day, saying what’s great (and, usually, what stinks) about products they’re working on. But I believe that he’s inculcated some of his keen product sense in everyone around him, and they’ll be able to at least approximate some of his genius.”
From PocketLint: Seth Weintraub, Founder of Mac 9to5, said “Jobs isn’t gone, though reading around the web makes it feel that way. In reality, nothing will have changed in the short term. Tim Cook will continue doing what he’s been doing. Jobs will too. I noticed operations guy Jeff Williams was promoted to Bios page a few months ago. I imagine that’s when the COO-CEO shift really happened.”
According to the SFExaminer, Shannon Cross, an analyst at Cross Research said, ”Steve Jobs is an extremely strong leader and clearly has made Apple a leading consumer electronics company and one of the most innovative companies in the world,” she said. “However, he didn’t do it alone.”