LOOK at this retrospective on Steve Jobs early days at Apple life:
Steve Jobs steps down as Apple CEO — The company said Wednesday that Tim Cook, Apple’s chief operating officer, will be replacing Jobs at the helm.
So long, Steve. Let’s take a look back at Apple from the Early Days to Present, shall we? Steve Jobs: Life & Times
August 24, 2011–To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:
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 f…irst to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.
I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.
As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.
I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.
I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.