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Guido is only human. And one day, he will die. (Hopefully a long, long time from now.)

Guido is not asking Python to live without a dictator. Guido is asking Python to learn how to live without Guido, so that Python may outlive him.

This is a tale as old as time. Apple lives on with only memories of Steve Jobs. The United States lives on with only memories George Washington.

For some inspiration I'd recommend listening to the track "One Last Time" from the Hamilton musical:

"One Last Time" - Hamilton At The White House #ObamaLegacy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV4UpCq2azs

Original Broadway Cast Recording on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEqnXNsAFL8

Original Broadway Cast Recording on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/track/0Iys022UwQ8xBfxE1g4nWZ

He's going to sit under his own vine and fig tree :)

"Apple lives on with only memories of Steve Jobs."

I think that remains to be seen.

> I think that remains to be seen.

I'm sure there's more you could have written, why hold back?

It seems like Apple has lost the plot again, since Jobs' departure. Competent management but lacking vision. So, sure, it'll keep going forever, because that much capital can last and grow forever when competently managed. But, will Apple ever have another iPhone/iMac/iPod/etc. (the kind of product that shifts the entire industry in a notable way for the next 5-10 years)?

I could be wrong, and I don't follow Apple closely, but the impression I get from longtime Apple fans is that the last few years have been a stream of mild disappointments.

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