The internet was on fire yesterday afternoon following the news of the resignation of Steve Jobs from Apple. I kind of avoided the internet and Twitter afterward yesterday as a result, knowing there would be an endless barrage of quips, opinions, and smart-assed remarks about it. Looking back at my Twitter stream, I was right. It’s not that I don’t value the opinions of others – I just didn’t want to read about it over and over and over again.
Like many others, I knew this day was coming sooner rather than later. I had always believed that Tim Cook’s more prominent role at Apple during Steve’s leaves of absence and at other timers was part of a larger plan from the start: Apple was trying to get everyone accustomed to an Apple without Steve.