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  (Source: Wall Street Journal)
After years of leadership Jobs isn't about to give up Apple

After being out of the spotlight for months, Steve Jobs -- Apple CEO, founder, and guiding hand -- will soon be returning from his health leave

A pioneer of the digital revolution, Mr. Jobs has been suffering from complications surrounding the pancreatic surgery, which he had several years ago to remove cancer.  The operation spared his life, but according to a knowledgeable party left him unable to properly gain nutrition.  The source states, "He was one real sick guy.  Fundamentally he was starving to death over a nine-month period. He couldn't digest protein. [But] he took corrective action."

That turnaround is good news for Apple's fans.  After all, it was Jobs that masterminded Apple's best-selling products -- the iconic iPod, the iPhone, and the MacBook Air -- a product trio that returned Apple to a leading position in the electronics industry.  Apple's fans are hoping Mr. Jobs will show up at Apple's San Francisco WWDC conference which starts Monday.  It is widely expected that Apple will announce new hardware at the conference, including a new iPhone, and potentially new iPods or Mac computers.

Richard Doherty, an analyst at technology consultancy Envisioneering Group, doesn't believe Mr. Jobs will be at the conference.  He states, "He likes to surprise people, but we don't think that's likely to happen at WWDC."

Apple spokesman Steve Dowling merely commented, "We look forward to Steve returning to Apple at the end of June."

However, some believe that Apple will do fine whether he comes back or not -- they point to Apple's success on the stock market in the past several months.  States Mike Binger, a fund manager at Minneapolis-based Thrivent Asset Management, "I think it's becoming less and less of a key variable.  This past time period has proven that Apple as an entity can survive without Steve Jobs going to work on a daily basis."

However, it’s hard to separate Jobs from Apple and Apple from Jobs, and it seems likely the two will soon be reunited.  Stay tuned next week to see if there are any surprises.

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Brilliant Idea
By oTAL on 6/5/2009 11:29:33 AM , Rating: 5
I'll create a new electronics company and name them Orange. My CEO will be Steve Welfare.
Apple will have Jobs, but I will have Welfare, and we all know there are many people that prefer Welfare to Jobs.

RE: Brilliant Idea
By SlipDizzy on 6/5/2009 11:52:56 AM , Rating: 3
I'll pretty much buy anything that is shiny with an Orange logo on it.

RE: Brilliant Idea
By chmilz on 6/5/2009 12:00:24 PM , Rating: 4
That sh*t's bananas!

RE: Brilliant Idea
By Orac4prez on 6/5/2009 9:11:54 PM , Rating: 2
That's ish*t, and is a hard job getting into their products in abundance!

RE: Brilliant Idea
By 67STANG on 6/5/2009 7:10:00 PM , Rating: 2
Including an OrangeBook Wheel?

RE: Brilliant Idea
By dflynchimp on 6/5/2009 12:36:37 PM , Rating: 3
But will it [solve]run [Economy]Crysis?

RE: Brilliant Idea
By BZDTemp on 6/6/2009 6:37:39 PM , Rating: 2
To late you better get ready to be sued by Orange it's a little phone company with 182 million customers :-)

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