Monday, January 05, 2009

The Health Issue Laid To Rest ...

Posted by Steve Jobs on the Apple website at 9AM EST Monday January 5th 2009:

Dear Apple Community,

For the first time in a decade, I’m getting to spend the holiday season with my family, rather than intensely preparing for a Macworld keynote.

Unfortunately, my decision to have Phil deliver the Macworld keynote set off another flurry of rumors about my health, with some even publishing stories of me on my deathbed.

I’ve decided to share something very personal with the Apple community so that we can all relax and enjoy the show tomorrow.

As many of you know, I have been losing weight throughout 2008. The reason has been a mystery to me and my doctors. A few weeks ago, I decided that getting to the root cause of this and reversing it needed to become my #1 priority.

Fortunately, after further testing, my doctors think they have found the cause—a hormone imbalance that has been “robbing” me of the proteins my body needs to be healthy. Sophisticated blood tests have confirmed this diagnosis.

The remedy for this nutritional problem is relatively simple and straightforward, and I’ve already begun treatment. But, just like I didn’t lose this much weight and body mass in a week or a month, my doctors expect it will take me until late this Spring to regain it. I will continue as Apple’s CEO during my recovery.

I have given more than my all to Apple for the past 11 years now. I will be the first one to step up and tell our Board of Directors if I can no longer continue to fulfill my duties as Apple’s CEO. I hope the Apple community will support me in my recovery and know that I will always put what is best for Apple first.

So now I’ve said more than I wanted to say, and all that I am going to say, about this.



Paul Douglas said...

It's exactly as I've said all along, there is nothing serious wrong and if there was Steve and Apple would have told us. This again begs the question, why were so many so-called "reputable sources", talking to sites which claim to themselves be reputable, so flat-out wrong? You would have to be lying to be as wrong as they were. Which leads us back to "Why? What's the point?".

- Jensonb

FYT said...

Paul ...

I'm going to say it here and hope that I don't get in trouble ... it's all an orchestrated effort by Dell --- Micheal Dell to be precise. That's not a speculation ... it's an inside bit that I've been able to uncover in one of the strangest of ways. I actually found this out in my research for the Bidzirk vs Smith case. While trying to see how the owner of Bidzirk was burying my articles on my website - I discovered that Dell was a client of a Search Engine Optimization comany called Converseon. I stumbled accidentally on what is called a gateway page in a random/100th page of google cache. In that cached page I found the terms that Dell pays Google for - many of them were burying the battery recall that affected millions of laptops. Apparently they were burying it for months before the recall was made and also well before "the fires" started. An interesting part of their search term optimization spreadsheet was "PowerBooks catch fire" "Apple laptops suck" "Virus common on Macs" and many others including "Steve Jobs dying". These were terms that Dell buys from SEO companies.

I am a lover of children's literature said...

Apple also claims, and I personally always believed it, that other are behind Psystar. Could it be Dell? I don't know, but it wouldn't be surprised if it was the case. Ever since Mr. Dell's infamous statement for "Apple to give it's shareholders their money back" and Job's statements that they (Apple) were coming after them - who knows?

Consider also Dell's silly statements that Apple isn't green enough, not like them anyway, and it makes you kind of wonder; doesn't it?

It's nice to see and read Steve's brief, but frank disclosure on his health. Hopefully, it will silence many, but I doubt if it will silence them all?

Gizmodo's recent statements that a reliable source told them that Steve was at 'death's door', or so to speak, makes me wonder all the more. Something fishy is going on here.

Eventually, it will all come out in the wash anyway! It always does.