On whether Steve Jobs will appear at the next keynote
I was listening to the latest The Talk Show with Gruber and Dan Benjamin and they opined that if Jobs came out at the next Keynote, he wouldn’t open the event. They also said anything Jobs came out and spoke about would derail the message of the presentation.
I agree with the latter opinion: Steve Jobs will not come out and demo anything. He will not be part of the “one more thing.” My money is on him not showing up to show Apple can give a good presentation without him being there. This, not his health, will be the factor.
However, I disagree that Jobs won’t be the first on the stage. It makes the perfect place for him to do so, and it would go like this:
Hi everyone, I would like to thank everyone for their expression of well-wishes as I move to focusing on being Apple’s new Chairman of the Board. Apple is in great hands with Tim Cook as CEO, and it’s my privelege to introduce him now as Apple’s new CEO. Thank you.