Steve Wozniak Comments On Jobs Resignation Announcement

Gina Smith editor-in-chief of and co-author of  iWoz: How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Along the Way (available at the iBook Store) spoke to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak yesterday and according to BYTE the announcement that Jobs was stepping down as Apple CEO made him “happy for Jobs. ”

According to Steve Wozniak Jobs, “really has had to sacrifice a lot to run Apple. I mean, just your time, everybody wants you day and night, that’s what I mean by sacrifices. It takes so much out of anyone to be under just the constant pressure and demands like that. ”

Wozniak later added that, “Steve needs now to just have some ‘Steve time. “He deserves it.”

The best part of the interview with Wozniak was his confidence that Apple will continue because Wozniak said, “You’ve got to remember. He was surrounded by great, great people at Apple … and those people are still there. I don’t think the core Apple culture will change because of (Jobs’) leaving, not for a long time. Apple is set up.”

Wozniak is right there are a lot of good people at Apple. It’s doubtful that things will change — at least not immediately. Although the people remaining at Apple have a legacy that is very important to uphold and nurture. We think they can keep that legacy alive and we have confidence in the future of Apple, Inc.


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  • marcus_platt

    iQuit ;o)

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  • rbanffy

    Jobs will remain chairman of the board. At least for now, he’ll remind them what Apple is about and what Apple needs to be.

  • dsward

    The caption on the photo above dates it circa 1975 – but they are clearly working on an Apple ][.  The Apple I did not begin sales until 1976.

  • Jimmie

    Well get this bud, it takes quite some time to develop a revolutionary personal computer, they’d probably been working on it since 1974 or ’73 even

  • Jimmie

    And then Tim Cook will remind him that he’s CEO

  • Robert X

    I am pretty sure Apple knows their own timeline.

  • minitn

    I am pretty sure Apple knows their own timeline.

  • super_ninja_1

    there are smart people in every company. The thing that stood out is the marketing that Steve Jobs brings onto table. Especially with the grand opening. Apple enjoys a remarkable advantage with Steve Jobs keynotes. He will be missed here and there will be a fair play now. Game ON.

  • Crash

    You can bet this isn’t going to be like MS where they let Bill’s insane uncle take over the company and drive it straight into the ground. Jobs will still very much the rudder which guides the company. You can also bet Job’s made sure his successor would continue in the same vein he did when was running the place on a daily basis.

    I’m not a huge Apple fan, but I don’t see much changing over the next 5 years or so.

  • Jriddler

    Check out this pic of Jobs two days after he resigned:

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