Thursday, January 12, 2006
I saw a couple of pieces in the last few days suggesting Steve Jobs really is the biggest celebrity in Silicon Valley these days. The piece I link to in the Merc talks about him making a bigger splash than Ellison and McNeally did at events held the same day. I also noticed a piece in, the ever so well written, Palo Alto Daily that suggested Disney is considering buying Pixar and making Jobs its Chairman. It's a wild idea you have to admit. What is clear is that Steve Jobs is the hottest property in Silicon Valley these days. The fame is clearly not without good reason. Since returning to Apple he has given them a great product strategy, got them back on terms with Microsoft and now he's managed to make the switch to Intel - a move that in his first tenure as CEO would have been unthinkable (remember the Apple ad with a snail on an intel chip?). All this will likely take Apple's stock to $100 by the summer. Given the competitive nature of the tech market I can only imagine the conversations taking place in the boardrooms of other tech giants right now.