That has to be seen as a great pity for him personally, although not for Apple, which does not seem to be reliant on Steve to continue its growth. I think what many have ignored is that Jobs had a succession plan, for all his terrifying reputation, and made it happen. And, fittingly for Apple’s always out-there reputation, Tim Cook is now the most powerful gay man since Alexander the Great.

Steve Jobs last night put the company he founded 35 years ago under new management, submitting his resignation as chief executive of Apple and finally succumbing to the health problems which have dogged him for years.

via Steve Jobs resigns as Apple boss – News, Gadgets & Tech – The Independent.