Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO

The Wall Street Journal just published this:

PRESS RELEASE: Letter from Steve Jobs

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 first 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.