Add this to the list of items that would have made Steve Jobs go nuts. From PED:
While watching Google’s market value surpass Apple’s in after-market trading last night—ending Apple’s on-and-off reign as the world’s most valuable company—I couldn’t help thinking about Steve Jobs, and how much this moment would have pained him.
It pains all of us.
The story has to do with the software engineer working on the built-in Stock app for the iPhone, where a third tap would reveal a selected stock’s market cap.
Why? Steve wanted it that way. Why? Because Apple’s market cap was inching ever closer to that of his old rival Microsoft. Everyone was talking about when Apple would overtake Microsoft in value, the ultimate financial measure of corporate success. Steve wanted to quickly keep track on his phone of AAPL vs. MSFT. The third tap was to be left alone.
Sounds like Steve Jobs.