“It’s hard to imagine anyone could possibly fill the enormous vacuum left with the tragic death of Steve Jobs,” Richard L. Brandt writes for CNBC. “But people are searching hopefully for such a person.”
“An article in The Wall Street Journal concludes: ‘Mr. Jobs’s nearest analog might be one of Apple’s emerging rivals, Amazon Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos,'” Brandt writes. “The tech blog Gizmodo agrees in an article titled ‘Jeff Bezos is the New Steve Jobs,’ while The Atlantic Wire adds its own story, ‘Techies All Agree: Jeff Bezos = Steve Jobs.'”
“It’s a tough comparison,” Brandt writes. “But he still hasn’t shown the ability to be the pioneer in electronics that Jobs was… [and] Bezos, like everyone else, has tended to follow Jobs’s lead… What Bezos has to do now is show that he can come up with original ideas that add incredible value to the world of electronics—devices that show others the way. Only then can he be considered the successor to the genius Steve Jobs. He’s certainly going to try.”
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