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Gooootchaaaaaa :lmao:

But while you're here, this thread is to discuss what might happen WHEN Steve Jobs packs it in. Born in 1955, Mr. Jobs is currently 52 years old... at best -- if he wanted to -- he could keep going for another ten years. But SOME DAY he'll be gone. The questions are:

1) Best guess as to the state of Apple at that time (let's say ten years from now... double the Mac market-share? $20bln in cash on hand? iJetpacks #1 seller??)?

2) What will happen to Apple?

3) WHO TO REPLACE HIM?? (my vote: Johnnie Ives)
 

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Why is there any "need" for Jobs to retire - 62 is very young. Many CEOs are active well into their 80s.

He might CHOOSE to...but I suspect the world is still not entirely to his liking so he will remain "chief world changer and spin meister" for a good while yet.
 

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This is just a "for fun" thread, MacDoc. Answer the damned questions. Will ya? ;)
 

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1/ In ten years, Apple will dominate the personal computer market - 99% of intelligent computer users will own a Mac. Oh wait... that's now!

2/ Upon Steveo's retirement, folks like me will rush out to buy the top-of-the-line Mac, before the company goes bust.

3/ I too like Jonathan Ives, but is he up to the task of CEO? By that time, Microsoft will buy Apple and Balmer will be in charge. Hence my reply to item #2.

;)
 

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"I hate these demographic threads" used to be my tagline. Or should have been.
No one's pointing a gun to your head to be in here, H/E. Make yourself happy and move on, baby.
 

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Post 2009 Depression Apple yields to Ubuntu wave and produces $120 laptop that looks better and runs OSX lite and Ubuntu out of the recyclable packaging.



Integrated removable flash drive replaces iPod and public education.

Corporate margin is maintained by acquiring sole rights to public education funding. Jobs insists on 99¢ per course downloaded.
 

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lol at the educational slant! :D
 

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No one's pointing a gun to your head to be in here, H/E. Make yourself happy and move on, baby.
Thanks for the gun to the head image. I believe that would get you booted from an Ontario high school these days.

If this thread didn't invite comments, from relevant to spurious, from obtuse to informational, you wouldn't have posted it. Welcome once again to the interweb. You've commented on my posts 100s of times without being asked to move on.

And in the words of your favourite erstwhile politician, "I'm Nobody's Baby." (Although, technically, I am, I guess. Just not yours, or John Crosbie's.)
 

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Post 2009 Depression Apple yields to Ubuntu wave and produces $120 laptop that looks better and runs OSX lite and Ubuntu out of the recyclable packaging.

Integrated removable flash drive replaces iPod and public education.

Corporate margin is maintained by acquiring sole rights to public education funding. Jobs insists on 99¢ per course downloaded.
Also in 2009: Canadians, unable to hack the $120 laptop for use in Canada, look for ways to unlock it for use as a large hand-cranked cell phone.
 

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Thanks for the gun to the head image. I believe that would get you booted from an Ontario high school these days.
Oh please. Get real. :rolleyes:

If this thread didn't invite comments, from relevant to spurious, from obtuse to informational, you wouldn't have posted it. Welcome once again to the interweb. You've commented on my posts 100s of times without being asked to move on.
That's because when I post I contribute something to the ACTUAL TOPIC OF DISCUSSION; not just waste space saying I hate or am not interested in the topic.

And in the words of your favourite erstwhile politician, "I'm Nobody's Baby." (Although, technically, I am, I guess. Just not yours, or John Crosbie's.)
You have NO IDEA as to my political leanings because I have probably posted in political "Everything Else" threads maybe five times since I registered in January of 2003. See? If I'm not interested in a topic... I don't post. I don't pollute it, saying how I disapprove of the thread's existence. Get it?
 

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Maca thinks I'm just joshing...:rolleyes:
 

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Maca thinks I'm just joshing...:rolleyes:
You know? You two are just killing my inner child.

I think I'll just unsubscribe from my own thread.
 

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Literalists are boring. And by commenting on my comment at length you seem to be doing exactly what you say you dislike, again. It was a joke. Sometimes they work. Personally, I don't care how old Steve Jobs is and I know many people who take such references to be ageist. I have known some older people who go for jobs and although the reference is never made, they know they aren't considered after the interview because of their age (younger people also). And I'm not suggesting Steve will be pulling a Hugh Hefner and staying around until he's 80 something, but I don't want to assume he's going anywhere soon also. I vote for keeping Jobs on at Apple. I respect old people. Most of them at least.

Oh please. Get real. :rolleyes:

That's because when I post I contribute something to the ACTUAL TOPIC OF DISCUSSION; not just waste space saying I hate or am not interested in the topic.

You have NO IDEA as to my political leanings because I have probably posted in political "Everything Else" threads maybe five times since I registered in January of 2003. See? If I'm not interested in a topic... I don't post. I don't pollute it, saying how I disapprove of the thread's existence. Get it?
 

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At the risking of sucking all the joviality out of this thread -- I believe you may have beat me to it -- I too think that there should be no age limit to one's ability or opportunity to work. The point of my thread is WHEN he goes... who could replace him? But just NEVER MIND.
 

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There are very few with the kind of vision Jobs has...and even fewer who can make them come to fruition.

Until the next best thing...here's to Apple and Steve Jobs.
 
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