Monday, June 9, 2008

Steve Jobs : Trust me

As the technology press descended on WWDC 08 Apple Event earlier today, an who's who of reporters, commentators, video bloggers and others were delivering the big news, that was, to a great extent, already anticipated.

You can find it in any one of about 5 or 6 stories in our 'shared feed' (Those guys were there :). Need more? Check out this page from Gabe Rivera's TechMeMe.

After almost 3 decades, when Jobs speaks, it's still huge!

I took a quick look at the new WWDC rooms on, then decided to do something new and different.

Anticipating a volatile environment in the stock and commodity markets (after Friday's run-up in oil and the subsequent downside market plunge), and having a little curiosity about the latest iThing , I turned off the computer, poured a cold one (It's hot on the east coast!), turned off the computer, and turned on the TV. (The screen is bigger?)

First on CNBC! "Exclusive interview with Steve Jobs". Jobs looked pretty good and very relaxed. There were some good questions about the new low pricing of the next generation 3G iPhone and whether it would deliver on the bottom line for Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL).

Jobs smiled, "I think we've done a pretty good job delivering for our stockholders over the past decade. I'm confident they trust us".

Did he just dodge the question?

Still, the 'king' of PR. Amazing.