Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple; Names Gay Successor
In a move that shocked the technology world, Steve Jobs, the man who helped build Apple, Inc. from a garage-run nothing into a multi-billion dollar powerhouse, resigned from his post as the tech giant’s CEO.
Jobs’ health had apparently been a concern for some time, and even though he’s a pancreatic cancer survivor, his health continues to be up and down.
In a statement, Jobs said the following:
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.
Jobs will remain with the company as chairman of the board and will (most likely) continue to be heavily involved in Apple and its future endeavors.
But you may ask, “What does this really have to do with gays? I’m still pretty pissed off at Apple about that whole ‘anti-gay’ app debacle!” The twist comes from who Jobs recommended as his successor.
Turns out, homeboy recommended Apple COO Tim Cook to take the reigns in his wake. Still not getting it? Cook is gay! A gay man is now running one of the biggest corporations in the world! Woohoo!
Not that Cook is completely in the dark about the Jobs’… job… at Apple. He’s been basically running the company during Jobs’ medical leaves when he was undergoing treatment for his cancer.
It’s a pretty big step when the new CEO of such a huge multi-billion dollar, worldwide corporation such as Apple can make a move to put a member of the LGBT community as the one calling the shots. Who knows? If we can run businesses, maybe someday we can get married, too!
Naming a new CEO that also happens to be gay is a step in the right direction. Even though they ended up pulling the “anti-gay” app after a huge outcry, and the employees made a great video for the It Gets Better campaign, some members of the community may have still been iffy.
I say, “Bravo, Apple!” Appoint the right man for the job without worrying about his sexual orientation!
How about you guys? Do you feel this is a big step for the LGBT community, or not so much?