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Steve Jobs took to email to deny a story that Apple's board of directors are talking about a succession plan. Given his medical history, it would be weird if no such discussions had taken place. But Jobs emailed the Wall Street Journal to dismiss the story as hogwash. The Wally reckons that informal discussions with headhunters …

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Trollface

Have they

Spoken to Bill? He's been out of work since leaving M$ a while back

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Anonymous Coward

Wow

Monstrous ego threatens share price

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Go

Monstrous ego created share price.

FTFY

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@Marvin

The same happened at Royal Bank of Scotland and that turned out just fine, err...

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FAIL

They should be...

Any publicly traded company ought to have succession plans, even if they don't have a messianic CEO with a poor health record. It would be highly irresponsible of the board not to have one.

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Joke

Turtleneck? black?

Only one man for the job then - Sterling Archer. He invented the black turtleneck.

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Joke

black..

..or a slightly darker black? :)

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Trollface

How about monkey boy

Steve Bulmer looks like he could be pushed out of M$ soon so how about him, ?

If its a big ego though then Larry Elison would fit the bill.

My bet though would be the current standin will get the job as they are oviously doing well at the moment looking at the latest sales figures.

After all the next couple of years plans for new tech are already bsing worked on.

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Boffin

Do you feel lucky, Steve ?

Tried to log out of my newly-installed FreeBSD box/account the other day.

It told me: you have suspended jobs.

According a FreeBSD for idiots web site, I had to issue a "kill jobs" command.

Surely I don't have to do any termination_with_extreme_prejudice work for <insert name of usual suspect here> ?

Clint

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Sucessor

I still like the Woz for this job.

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"I think it is hogwash"

He thinks. So he isn't sure.

Funny that. I thought he was on the board.

This must be some new form of plausible denial.

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Anonymous Coward

credit

I'll give credit to baby Anonymous, but Jobs has lost perspective in his neo-pharaonic struggle with Anubis. That's the Me generation for you.

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Apple is a culture

Didn't anyone notice the date tags of "impossible to win against" Apple patents regarding Samsung pad?

They date before Steve Jobs, they are also granted in darkest days of Apple, the famous "will go chapter 11" rumour times.

Apple isn't just Steve Jobs. Of course, SJobs will deny it, it is part of his personality and corporate image policy of Apple.

There are still people blaming BillG for every Windows or app crash, like he wrote the entire thing.

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unusual

good to see someone with a bit of cop on and a brain around here... finally

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Trollface

My patent: A method for generating text on a web page

Cease and desist.

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Childcatcher

wonder if MS has a plan

how, oh, how are Microsoft going to replace their charismatic and visionary leader when he decides he needs to spend more time with his family?

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Coat

@ AC 14:47

It won't be his decision if it is...

....it'll be up to the monkey cage keeper at Chicago zoo to decide if there's enough room for him to come back...

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Anonymous Coward

Oops

Looks to me like somebody "forgot" to tell the patient.

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Angel

Well of course talk of a succession plan's hogwash!

Like any true cult leader, Jobs expects the faithful to commit mass suicide on his death to accompany him to the Applelife!

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CEO breakdown...

Do you think iSuppli could do a CEO breakdown?

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Bring Back Scott McNealy

As title. We need his commentary back at the forefront of the business. But this time we want him without the pony-tail guy.

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Anonymous Coward

Not that big of a deal.

I hope his successor will shitcan those glossy LCD screens.

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Holmes

Michael Saylor?

Sterling Archer, lol ;)

I vote for MicroStrategy's Michael Saylor - just Google the guy and you'll agree :)

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Coat

All but impossible

"...any successor will have an all but impossible task filling his turtle-neck"

So, not too much trouble at all then?

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Big Brother

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Jobs emailed the Wall Street Journal?

Why?

It's a Mudroach NI paper isn't it.

They would already know it was hogwash.

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Gimp

When Jobs leaves...

Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!

Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes...

The dead rising from the grave!

Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

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Happy

Who can fill the great leader's turtleneck?

Me, me, me!

Choose me!

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To AC 14.39GMT

He only gets $1 a year, you know.

to NoneSuch ...

You know, then!

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Happy

$1 a year

I'll do it at half the cost

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