FW: Amelio resigned

Joe Barrera (joebar@MICROSOFT.com)
Wed, 9 Jul 1997 14:05:04 -0700

AP release + cute note about Avie (from gossiping Mach alumni)

- Joe

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-----Original Message-----
From: Alessandro Forin
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 1997 2:00 PM
To: Operating Systems Research Group; Bill Bolosky
Subject: RE: Amelio resigned


The Associated Press
N E W   Y O R K -Gil Amelio, the embattled chief executive of Apple
Computer Inc., quit on Wednesday in a boardroom overhaul that expands
the role of cofounder Steve Jobs in running the company.
     Apple chief financial officer Fred Anderson also assumed new
responsibilities managing the company until a new chief executive is
found, the company said in a statement.
     The resignation is the latest blow to the troubled computer
company, which has seen its Macintosh sales tumble amid doubts about its
future, product problems and worries about a replacement for the aging
Macintosh operating system.
     Ellen Hancock, Apple's head of technology, also quit.
     The company did not give a reason for the resignations. But Amelio
has come under enormous pressure since he joined the company in February
1996, replacing Michael Spindler. He slashed the company's workforce 30
percent and pared its computer line earlier this year in his second
corporate overhaul.
     But the moves have failed to stem pessimism over the company's
ability to survive as a smaller, more focused company. Apple reports its
financial results on July 16.

From: Bill Bolosky
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 1997 1:49 PM
To: Operating Systems Research Group; Alessandro Forin
Subject: RE: Amelio resigned

So does that mean that Avie is now the boss? Didn't we predict
that this would happen based on his former rate of ascent?

From: Alessandro Forin
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 1997 1:46 PM
To: Operating Systems Research Group
Subject: Amelio resigned

The Apple has fallen. Sigh.