Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO, Elected to Chairman of the Board

According to Yahoo! Finance here, Steve Jobs tendered his resignation to the board of Apple today. Tim Cook was named CEO (he had been acting CEO since Jobs’ past illness), and Jobs was elected Chairman of the Board. These are simultaneously exciting and worrisome changes at the innovating computing company. I believe that Jobs accomplished what he set out to do, which was to pull Apple back from the brink and make it THE standard for computing hardware and software innovation. I hope that Cook can carry Apple forward without suffering the kind of internal divide-and-conquer that has sapped companies like Microsoft and HP.

Published by Jason W. Ellis

I am an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.