Steve Jobs' other major Friday launch

Everyone is focusing on the iPhone, but Jobs' other company, Pixar, also has a huge product launching Friday.

The whole world is watching as Steve Jobs' Apple launches perhaps its most-anticipated product ever, the iPhone, Friday.

But in technology circles at least, I've heard few, if any, references to the fact that Jobs' other company, Pixar--OK, Disney-Pixar--also has a major launch Friday.

And that, if you haven't been paying attention through the iPhone haze, is Ratatouille, Pixar's latest film and, if the early reviews are indicative, its latest hit.

Jobs is already noteworthy among tech titans for running two vital companies at the same time (at least when Pixar was independent), but I'm having trouble remembering when, if ever, someone had two significant--and entirely different--products launching on the same day.

And, sure, Jobs' role in producing Ratatouille was surely far smaller than with the iPhone.

Still, love him or hate him, you have to raise a toast to Steve Jobs and the rather incredible day Friday, June 29, 2007, is going to be for him.