Steve Jobs is gone. Scott Forstall, believed to be his successor, was ousted from the company last year.

With their prime thought leaders gone, will the executors – Cook, Ive, Schiller and gang be able to show us the future, instead of iterating on the present?

Ben Thompson from Stratechery seems to think there’s something missing with Apple’s direction, something that they need to keep moving ahead, and without which they’re just moving into the spec race that we’ve seen PCs and Androids devolve to.

Interesting article and definitely thought-provoking.

Whither Liberal Arts – Stratechery