(Ever get the feeling HP is like a dinosaur who crawled into a cave to hibernate, slept through an entire ice age, then woke up and asked, "Where is everybody?")
There is, however, one exception to the Everybody Wants to Be Apple rule, and that would be Twitter. In an interview with NPR, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo was asked if co-founder Jack Dorsey was stepping back from his duties at Twitter because he's so "difficult to work with" (kind of like a certain former Apple CEO reputedly was).
Not surprisingly, Costolo denied that. He also added:
You know, people often ask me and they ask him, you know, "Is Jack the next Steve Jobs?" And my answer is always, "He's the next Jack Dorsey." He's going to go down as one of the great visionary entrepreneurs in American history.
Yeah, well, maybe. But he'll never get his own show.
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This article, "CEO confessions: We're Apple fanboys (and fangirls) too," was originally published at InfoWorld.com. Follow the crazy twists and turns of the tech industry with Robert X. Cringely's Notes from the Field blog, and subscribe to Cringely's Notes from the Underground newsletter.