updated 01:30 pm EDT, Fri October 7, 2005
Jobs\' role at Apple
In a new report, silicon.com asks "." Of course, the article is referring to Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs, who, after returning from corporate exile, transformed Apple into what it is today. "Dragging the company out of the mire" after his absence, Jobs made Apple into a media company that is dominating the digital music industry. "He crushed the Mac clones, killed the Newton handheld, healed the deep rifts with Microsoft and put the NeXT Openstep technology at the heart of Apple's major operating system overhaul -- OS X." Jobs is also credited for renewing Apple's focus on industrial design. The article questions whether Apple could ever prosper without Jobs: "looking forward, it's hard to imagine Apple continuing on its upward curve without Jobs at the helm."