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Jobs hopes to return in June

Steve Jobs Takes Leave of Absence from Apple

It appears that the extent of Steve Jobs' health problems were greater than what was previously released to the public. Earlier this month, Jobs released a statement to the Apple community detailing his battle a hormone imbalance which caused him to lose weight.

At the time, Jobs stated that he would step aside should he feel that he could no longer serve as Apple's CEO. It appears that the day is here as Steve Jobs announced in a letter to Apple employees that he leave his day-to-day workload to focus on his health. Tim Cook will step in to fill Jobs' large shoes in his absence. Here is Jobs' letter in its entirety:

Team,

I am sure all of you saw my letter last week sharing something very personal with the Apple community. Unfortunately, the curiosity over my personal health continues to be a distraction not only for me and my family, but everyone else at Apple as well. In addition, during the past week I have learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought.

In order to take myself out of the limelight and focus on my health, and to allow everyone at Apple to focus on delivering extraordinary products, I have decided to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June.

I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for Apple’s day to day operations, and I know he and the rest of the executive management team will do a great job. As CEO, I plan to remain involved in major strategic decisions while I am out. Our board of directors fully supports this plan.

I look forward to seeing all of you this summer.

Steve

We won't delve into conspiracy theories about Jobs' health or who knew what when, but the whole DailyTech team wishes him the best in his road to recovery. And when June rolls around, we will gladly welcome him back into the news circuit complete with his black turtleneck, jeans, and tennis shoes.



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So many possibilities here
By spazze on 1/15/2009 12:21:49 AM , Rating: 5
I wonder if Job’s doctors are like his products, overpriced and underwhelming. Except, of course, in stamina as Pirks keeps pointing out, and they are probably really cute and great conversation pieces at the coffee shops. This could cause him to not get quite as healthy as he would have been if had gotten the cheaper, but more robust, doctors.

iDoctor < real Doctor.

Of course, maybe he is just using this to come back with new ads for how Macs can make you healthier with the new OSX Person version.

“I’m Steve Jobs and at one point I was knocking at deaths door, but then I installed Mac OSX Person. Now I have become virus/cancer/bacteria free because nothing can infiltrate Mac OSX Person’s protection scheme. Become an iMan, just like me.” (Uncommon side effects include: Becoming less efficient at most everything but staying alive; possibility of dramatic weight loss while turning “green”; loss of all entertainment value other than looking at yourself; the possibility of turning a trendy color and just sitting at Starbucks looking “cool”; sudden and violent outbursts of untrue superiority; mild anal discharge from the mouth – due to compatibility issues with some ‘nonstandard’ hardware. These side effects are rare, but ask your doctor before installing Mac OSX People.)




RE: So many possibilities here
By acase on 1/15/2009 8:54:32 AM , Rating: 3
Slightly heartless. Incredibly hilarious. +1


RE: So many possibilities here
By Dreifort on 1/15/2009 11:49:28 AM , Rating: 2
isn't this already being impletment up north? doctors on call - via internet.

you pay, then get 10 mins with a doctor on a webcam and the internet. I guess that could be a version of "iDoctor".

I know of many ppl already practicing to become an "iGynecologist".. they use the webcam to look at women all day.


RE: So many possibilities here
By Pirks on 1/15/2009 3:24:17 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
I wonder if Job’s doctors are like his products, overpriced and underwhelming
And more virus/infection resistant! That's quite important for Jobs now :))


RE: So many possibilities here
By spazze on 1/15/2009 9:03:51 PM , Rating: 2
Ah… I do like that little quote of my post, but I’m forced to wonder… what does the virus resistance of his Doctors have to do with his health? Since most Mac people love to type at Starbucks so much, they HAVE to know good sentence structure, how else would they get those hot Mac babes to chat them up?

Either way, I hope that his Doctors are giving him an inflated bill, preferably on a nice sheet of some brightly colored paper, so that it lessens the blow to Job’s pocketbook. I mean, who cares what’s ON the paper, as long as it looks good. Form over function, isn’t that Mac’s corporate policy?


RE: So many possibilities here
By Pirks on 1/15/2009 9:30:01 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
what does the virus resistance of his Doctors have to do with his health?
Would you like to be treated by a sick doctor or by a healthy doctor?
quote:
most Mac people love to type at Starbucks so much
Sounds like product of hallucination to me. Taking any hallucination inducing drugs lately?
quote:
how else would they get those hot Mac babes to chat them up?
same way you PC guys get those hot PC babes to chat them up
quote:
Form over function, isn’t that Mac’s corporate policy?
Comfort over redundant function, that's much closer to reality.


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