The Tech Industry isn't fun without you
For those of you who aren't aware, Steve Jobs is now on a medical leave of absence. Apple's COO Tim Cook is handling day-to-day operations.
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Steve, I know we haven't always seen eye-to-eye. I wrote that Cracked article about you and I've spent most of the last year speculating about which product will be capable of killing your beloved iPad. Every journalist in the industry covered that huge iPhone 4 leak, and we gave you some crap for the whole "sending cops in to bust up Jason Chen's house" thing.
But you know we only write these things because we love you, Steve. You've been the darling of the tech press since '84. First we loved you, then we loved to hate you, then we loved you again, and now we seem to love to hate you once more.
You make news Steve. Interesting news- like Apple security procedures that sound like something from the Pentagon. You call other CEOs up on the way to Burning Man and scare the hell out of them for daring to compete in the smartphone market. You aren't afraid to respond to emails and, when you talk about the industry, you're open. Really damn open.
People complain that the tech press focuses too much on Apple. But the fact is, we give your stories so much focus because of how damn interesting you make our jobs. I've never owned an Apple product and I doubt I ever will, but I'd buy an iMac today if it meant you'd come back to work hale and hearty tomorrow.
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So get better Steve, and get back to making weird headlines and bold, industry-shifting announcements. Everyone at I4U wishes you a speedy recovery from whatever it is you're dealing with now.