August is typically a slow news month for any industry, but in the past week alone, the tech world has witnessed the Google-Motorola deal, the demise of HP's PC and webOS businesses, and now the resignation of Apple's Steve Jobs.
Jobs' ailing health has forced him to hand over the iconic company to Tim Cook, effective immediately. Jobs had been on a medical leave of absence since January, but made several public appearances in recent months, including the launch of the iPad 2 and at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), where he provided a glimpse of Mac OS X Lion and the upcoming iOS 5.
Not surprisingly, Jobs' resignation was big news, and media outlets all over the country seized on the story. Newspaper front pages all over the country featured Jobs' photo, with some taking a somber tone and others going the pun route: iQuit and iResign, for example.