I'm not sadden by Steve Jobs resignation, but more of his reasons, mainly due to his health issues. What really makes me sad is that, reading online articles, people are worried about Apple's future, shares dropping down, tech issues, rather than his health issues. Some articles don't even mention about him battling pancreatic cancer.
However, I believe Steve Jobs himself being a man of success doesn't focus on his illness, so not surprised that there are those who didn't even know he has cancer. It's not an excuse for him. He just keeps on working hard and passionately. Kita ni, sakit sket, pening ke, demam ke, mulalah tak larat nak pi kelas, nak buat kerja, etc.. Haish. Malu weh sket kat Steve Jobs ni!
I'm sure that resigning from his CEO position was the last thing he wanted to do, but he must be seriously ill to let go of his position. But as he says, 'that day has come', and being as smart as he is, I'm sure that's the wisest choice he could have made. He should be happy with his decision, so should we. Wish you well Steve Jobs, and thanks for the 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.