Macworld doesn't need Steve Jobs

The industry is abuzz with doom and gloom: No Steve Jobs at Macworld '09! No Apple at Macworld '10! No Christmas for good girls and boys!

No doubt the fanboys will decry Philip Schiller as Macworld's keynote speaker, saying that nobody can deliver a Stevenote like Steve Jobs. In reality, I think a worthy successor will be easier to find than naysayers predict. For evidence, just look to Macworld 1999 and someone who had the Jobs style down pat:

Hey, if he was good enough for Pirates of Silicon Valley, then why not?

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