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Steve Jobs quits as Apple CEO

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MileHigh, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Breaking on CNBC right now.
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I'm hoping this isn't health-related.
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Inky, what else could it be? The guy's had pancreatic cancer for about five times as long as one usually lives with it. And unless he couldn't do the job anymore, why would Jobs stop being Apple CEO. It's his identity, not just a gig.
    Not many individual people whose life decisions can move the Dow up or down 200 points or so the next day.
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    He just pushed up the release of his biography too. Doesn't look good.
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I know. But I can hope.

    He's been named chairman of the board. Tim Cook is the new CEO.
  6. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    If he dies from a virus that comprised a weakened immune system...oh the irony.
  7. Care Bear

    Care Bear Guest

  8. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Apple always boasted about being virus proof.
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Best Fark-style headline I've seen for this story:

  10. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    I'd betcha a billion dollars it is. Jobs wouldn't quit for any reason other than the reason we all knew was eventually coming the day we heard "pancreatic cancer" next to his name. Terribly sad news.
  11. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Apple down 2 percent in early trading in New York in yet another confirmation that stock investors are idiots and the Dow shouldn't be a factor in measuring the economic health of the country.
  12. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Actually this might be the one time a dip like that makes sense.
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