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Given that it is easy to identify Steve Jobs as Apple, and that Steve Jobs is a celebrity, there is one final reason it becomes easy to worry that as goes Jobs goes the whole of Apple: We live in a culture of celebrity worship. The media leads the charge here, expressing the idea that as human beings, we like stories about human beings more than stories about just about anything else, and strange abstracts like politics, economics, and corporations in particular. Pick a human a lot of people already know and they don't have to do much for you to get an audience by reporting on it.
We want to think that the "having passions not dictated by the majority" part of being geeks somehow puts us above celebrity worship, which is a very mainstream practice. It would appear that we just need the right celebrity. After all, I wrote this, and here you are reading it. Steve Jobs is indeed worth watching, but it is dangerous to let his persona eclipse his actual achievement.
He didn't create the iPod, iTunes, iPhone, or iPad: He created the company that created them.
That company isn't going to implode just because he isn't there every day, and it won't even implode when he stops coming in entirely. Organizational cultures, especially those made by people widely accepted as geniuses, outlast their founders regularly. The Ford Motor Company didn't stop using the assembly line when Henry called it a day.