Monday, January 5, 2009

Apple CEO calms health speculation

As you may know, there has been a lot of speculation recently around Steve Jobs' health.  In fact, Mr. Jobs condition has has been an ongoing discussion point in the media and online ever since his 2004 surgery for pancreatic cancer.  Over the past year the obvious weight loss has brought the topic to a boil and a few weeks ago it was announced that the co-founder would not deliver the keynote address at this weeks MacWorld conference.  Mr. Jobs has presented at the conference since returning to the company in 1997.

During this same period of time the chatter regarding the potential life threatening condition of the Apple CEO has had some very real effects on the company including a suffering stock price.   Many attribute the visionary successes that Apple has experienced with products like the iPod and iPhone to Mr. Jobs himself.

Well, today Steve Jobs posted an open letter to ease peoples concerns which cites a "hormone imbalance" as the root cause for the weight loss.  He goes on to say that he has mapped a road to recovery with his doctors.

Good to hear that things are looking up for the charismatic Jobs.  We need his genius around to continue to develop and inspire.

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