On September 17, Apple Computer made official what most everyone had taken for granted�naming Steve Jobs as its interim chief executive. The move came after the latest Apple CEO ouster, when Gil Amelio stepped down in July. Many speculated that replacing Amelio would be tough. How many seasoned, senior executives would leave their corporate frying pans and step into this fire? By the time Amelio left, Apple was hemorrhaging money and losing middle and upper management.