It was a big day today in the high tech world. Headlines like "iQuit" and "End of An Era" hinted to the developments happening Wednesday over at Cupertino's Apple with the resignation of Steve Jobs.
Living in the Orchard City, and Silicon Valley for that matter, everyone was affected by the news and everyone had something to say.
Here's what the virtual neighborhood was talking about.
Patricia Smith Derham: Very sad to hear this, but I'm rooting for Apple and Tim Cook! They are very well prepared to move forward with Tim at the helm.
Quite honestly, as much as I would like to talk about Apple, the talk will turn in the days ahead to what the future will hold for that company. Right now, and from a position of respect – all of this is about one man – Steve Jobs.
He is an amazing, inspirational man who is stepping down for a reason. I wish him well in this next chapter of his life. He deserves a standing ovation for what he has accomplished and how he has changed our lives!
Thomas Hood: Steve Jobs is a prophet, end of story. Sad day for Silicon Valley because I feel years back Apple got rid of him, then Apple was ready to fold. He was able to forsee that the future was in smartphones and iPads. He brought Apple back from death, and most of all he created the company with Wozniack.
If you go to the mall and look around, the Apple stores are jam-packed, even on a Tuesday. He is and forever will be a Silicon Valley giant/legend. I can only hope he is not stepping down for health reasons, in my opinion it's a sad day for Apple.
God bless Steve Jobs, it's just my opinion. The best move Apple made was bringing him back. He saved Apple.
dhkeller Gonna let you all go on about Steve Jobs, but eventually I want to discuss his lack of civic involvement and never giving back. Let me know
dhkeller I just don't think you can call him 'greatest ever' or whatever without that part. Key element of leadership left unaddressed