Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple

Steve Jobs is stepping down as CEO of Apple.

To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.

As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.

I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.

Steve

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Steve Jobs Pwns Adobe Flash

Apple has published a letter from Steve Jobs describing Apple’s reasoning behind ditching Flash and adopting open standards going forward…

Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind.

I think this pretty much puts the nail in the coffin on this discussion. Kudos to Apple for the well-worded transparency.