Originally Posted by MacRulez
Steve Jobs is Apple; Apple is Steve Jobs.
Not even wrong.
Look, Steve Jobs, like every other human, has his good parts and his bad. Some parts, like his temper and his ego, can do a lot of harm. They can also be used to drive a product to exacting standards.
But others can do the same, and maybe create less havoc in the process.
And remember that Apple survived and grew even after Steve Jobs left back in the 80's. He came back to a company that had kept the secret flame burning all that time.
Now the flame is a roaring bonfire, growing by leaps and bounds. It's fast becoming the company he always wanted it to become.
Apple is Steve Jobs' progeny, originally conceived with Sreve Wozniak, nurtured by many, many others who shared the dream, and now, finally, grown into young adulthood. It's the apple of it's father's eye. Why would he want anything more than to see it stand on its own two feet, and why would he not be working very hard to accomplish that eventuality.
Once again, certain people severely underestimate both Steve Jobs and Apple. Others of us are content to let them play this out their way.