View Full Version : Steve Jobs Takes Medical Leave
15th January 2009, 12:38 AM
http://money.cnn.com/2009/01/14/technology/apple_jobs/index.htm Hope the time off will speed his recovery.
15th January 2009, 12:44 AM
Love 'em or loathe 'em, Apple have a flair for marketing (unlike MS) and the power behind 'em is Steve. Hope he recovers soon. Hope this thread does not turn into a flame war against Apple and its products!
15th January 2009, 01:09 AM
i hope Steve gets better he's done good things for Apple i think far better than M$
15th January 2009, 01:54 AM
Reading between the lines it does not look good. :(
Say what you will about Apple, I always thought Jobs had flair. Every time I hear his name I will forever picture Noah Wiley in Pirates of Silicon Valley at the board meeting in shorts and no shoes with his feet up on the table. I'm like, "hey, that's me!"
15th January 2009, 02:14 AM
I think Tim Cook has a good working knowledge of Apple and could maintain the company. But with Jobs being the reason Apple is what it is, and being THE driving force behind the company, maintain is all Cook is going to be able to do. Good luck to Tim and I hope Steve gets better soon because although I'm not much of an Apple person (besides my iPod and iPhone) I get excited to see what Apple will do next.
15th January 2009, 04:14 AM
Agreed, Sean. It doesn't look good. <..:(..>
15th January 2009, 04:21 AM
Yeah heard about this a while ago, without steve IMO apple really does hit rock bottom, be glad to see him go back to apple.
15th January 2009, 04:25 AM
I hope he recovers well from this, and as he said it might be a recoverable bug. A person creating a company twice in his career is something.
15th January 2009, 04:26 AM
without Steve Apple i dont think can sell its products as good as Steve can
15th January 2009, 04:28 AM
Yeah. If nature takes its course, we're gonna have to talk quiet and tiptoe around the turtleneck and Birkenstocks crowd for a while, but I think the company will survive. It'll sure change complextion, though.
15th January 2009, 07:10 AM
Steve been a freakin maniac so long and I like him. Always saves the best statement last during his keynotes. "Wait, there's more..." Awsome products. They survived switching to Intel processors. Get well Steve!
Found the site, worth reading of the original Apple Corp gangs in the late 70's/80's.
15th January 2009, 11:39 AM
It don't look good for poor Steve Jobs. I hope he does get better though, what ever you think of Apple, Steve Jobs has been great. Not only did he start Apple, then return to save it, but he also started Pixar. He's also (I think), the largest individual shareholder in Walt Disney, thanks to Pixar.
15th January 2009, 04:17 PM
Apple has a good business going between iPod, iPhone, iMacs, Powerbooks and iTunes.
Steve Jobs pushs for innovation, knows how to put it together into a package and can sell it to the masses extremely well. Somebody like that is a rare find.
How many tech companies really have somebody as well-known (and liked :rolleyes: ) as Jobs?! When somebody says "Apple" he is the first person that comes to mind (like Bill for Microsoft, Shuttleworth for Ubuntu and Larry for Oracle)
16th January 2009, 12:21 AM
I've been more impressed with Apple's ability to integrate their products into everyday life (i.e. iphone, ipod) and make it almost a necessity of life than with their OS and other stuff like that. Because of Jobs, this truly is the iGeneration.
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