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Bloomberg News Service: "Whoops!"

Despite his still being very much alive, an obituary for Apple founder Steve Jobs was published on the Bloomberg news wire service, and mistakenly sent to thousands of clients.

According to Bloomberg, a routine update to the article by a staffer resulted in the article accidently being sent out.

The article described Jobs as the man who, "Helped make personal computers as easy to use as telephones, changed the way animated films are made, persuaded consumers to tune into digital music and refashioned the mobile phone." It also included praise from Bill Gates for Job's influence on the industry. Blank spaces were left for Jobs's age and cause of death.

Jobs was treated for pancreatic cancer in 2003, and his recent appearance and weight loss has fed rumors of poor health. Jobs denied that his cancer had returned.

Bloomberg quickly retracted the article, saying "An incomplete story referencing Apple Inc. was inadvertently published by Bloomberg News.  The item was never meant for publication and has been retracted."

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Looks like John Lennon
By GhandiInstinct on 8/28/2008 12:22:05 PM , Rating: 1
Doesn't he?

RE: Looks like John Lennon
By Parhel on 8/28/2008 12:53:49 PM , Rating: 4
In so far as he's a white man wearing John Lennon glasses, I suppose.

RE: Looks like John Lennon
By phreakincool on 8/28/08, Rating: -1
RE: Looks like John Lennon
By Donkeyshins on 8/31/2008 12:34:03 AM , Rating: 3
He is the John Lennon of Computers and Technology.
Then he better watch out for the Mark David Chapman of Computers and Technology.

RE: Looks like John Lennon
By Fnoob on 8/28/2008 10:04:33 PM , Rating: 2
Looks exactly like John McEnroe responding to a line judge in the upper one.

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