Not only is Steve Jobs back at Apple, but he's back to being the Steve Jobs at Apple -- as if there was any doubt following the 1 million-selling iPad debuting, Flash-smashing letter writing, sent from my iPad/iPhone customer service satisfying, tear he's been on lately.
Still, Businessweek assures us:
“Except for the fact that he’s lost a lot of weight, he’s the Steve Jobs of old,” said Tim Bajarin, who has followed Apple for more than two decades as founder of technology consulting firm Creative Strategies in Campbell, California. “At the visionary level, technology and design level, he seems to be working at the same level as he was before he was sick. If I was an investor, I’d be thrilled.”
Forget that -- as technologists and futurists, we should all be thrilled. The man jumpstarted the smartphone industry, took a break to see to his health, then came back and made the tablet category viable. Oh, and that was after the Apple II, Mac, iTunes, iPod, Pixar, Apple Retail, etc.
“People like Steve Jobs have a different operating system from you and me,” said Guy Kawasaki, a former Apple employee who helped promote the Mac when it was released in 1984. “In his eyes, I don’t think anything is impossible.”
Good thing too. We can't wait to see what's next.