Who will tell me what I want to buy now?
That was my first reaction to Steve Jobs' passing away on Wednesday.
I wasn't the only one who didn't think I needed a tablet last year. Then Jobs told us how magical the iPad would be.
I wasn't the only one who didn't think a phone without buttons could be a practical device when the iPhone rolled out in 2007. Now it's hard to find a smartphone that isn't navigated by touch.
Apple (NAS: AAPL) is going to miss Jobs in so many ways, but will he ever be replaced as a master marketer? The market generally wasn't pleased with Tuesday's conference introducing the iPhone 4S. Folks wanted the evolutionary iPhone 5 -- and not just an upgraded iPhone 4.
Maybe Jobs wouldn't have been able to sell the iPhone 4S any better, but now we'll never know.
I guess I'll have to decide what I want to buy next on my own.
Briefly in the news
And now let's take a quick look at some of the other stories that shaped our week.
It was a good week for beaten-down stocks to shine as buyout candidates, as Akamai (NAS: AKAM) , Research In Motion (NAS: RIMM) , and Yahoo! (NAS: YHOO) all received plenty of press playing them up as acquisition bait.
Until next week, I remain,
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