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  • Steve Jobs Confirms Serious Illness

    January 14th, 2009

    This is one of those stories I haven’t wanted to write, so I’ll simply quote a media advisory sent over the wire services on Wednesday afternoon from Steve Jobs, which pretty much confirms the serious nature of his ongoing illness:

    “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.”

    Everyone at The Night Owl sends Steve Jobs best wishes for a speedy recovery, with the hope that this is a schedule he’ll beat.



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