Mark just sent me to an article about how investors at Apple’s latest quarterly earnings report were nervous about Steve Jobs’ health. They reportedly asked him to name a successor. Which is just silly. I went back and looked at the list of likely successors. I noted that my favorite (and Job’s favorite, if the article is to be believed), Scott Forstall, Senior vice president, iPhone software, may be watching his star fall, given all the reports of bug-ridden iPhone 2.0 software. Which only serves to illustrate that picking a successor now means having to pick a different successor down the road, if Jobs happens to live a little longer, and/or the Anointed One screws up. So give it a rest, and let’s not kill Steve before his time is up.