Originally Posted by oneupper
Jobs has been on borrowed time for several years now. Shame. Truly a visionary.
Yeah -- I'd always assumed that Jobs would work until the day he died at Apple, if he's resigning and asking them to implement a succession plan to put his handpicked choice as CEO, I can only assume he's been told that he doesn't have much time left.
It's crazy to think how much Jobs has changed the world we live in, even just since his return to Apple in the 1990s. He took a computer company that needed a cash infusion from Microsoft just to stay afloat and transformed it into a consumer electronics company so influential that it dictates change in the marketplace.
He's an American icon, and the heart and soul of that company. Definitely someone the world will miss.