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Apple director Jerry York in critical condition following collapse

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Former IBM chief financial officer and current Apple director Jerome York has been hospitalized in Pontiac, Michigan and is currently listed as being in critical condition.

Bloomberg cites York's wife Eilene in reporting that York collapsed at his Rochester, Michigan, home Tuesday night and was transferred to Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital by emergency services.

Doctors attending to the 71-year old Michigan-native say he suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage.

York is currently the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harwinton Capital. He was the former Chief Financial Officer of both IBM and Chrysler and also served as Chief Executive Officer of Micro Warehouse before joining Apple's board of directors in 1997.

A graduate of West Point, York earned an MBA at the University of Michigan and a master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

While serving Apple, York also entertained a brief stint as a director for General Motors, holding a seat on its board from February to October of 2006.
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Doctors attending to the 71-year old Michigan-native suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage.

? Doctors suffered a hemorrhage?
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We wish him well, with a full and speedy recovery.
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Nooooooooooooooo!!!! I hope for a speedy recovery!

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Yikes. Speedy full recovery? Really? Do you guys even know what a MASSIVE rupture and surge of blood flow into your skull means for your brain? This would be one of those miraculous situations where an angel comes down and saves his life. Yea, wish him well, but really? Any recovery likely wont be full nor speedy. Best of luck big guy.
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Best of wishes to the man and his family, really tough blow to recover, god bless.
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I know several people who have recovered nicely from major brain aneurysms.
On the other hand, my Dad didn't do well and many people die or are terribly debilitated.
I'm sure he'll get excellent care. He might want to get down the to the Chicago Rehabilitation Institute as soon as he's able.
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I pray he gets better soon.

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Yikes. Speedy full recovery? Really? Do you guys even know what a MASSIVE rupture and surge of blood flow into your skull means for your brain? This would be one of those miraculous situations where an angel comes down and saves his life. Yea, wish him well, but really? Any recovery likely wont be full nor speedy. Best of luck big guy.

In this case, I think the words are being uttered more to show compassion, not as a cut-and-dried analysis of his real-world chances.

How would you like it if it happened to someone close to you? Would you prefer that people told you, "Sorry bro, your mom's toast"?

The world doesn't run purely on logic. Humans have emotions that don't always make sense. We're not robots.
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While I'll be praying for Jerry and his family, I can't help but wonder if this is really 'news worthy' or even 'rumor worthy'.
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Best wishes on a full recovery, Jerry.


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While I'll be praying for Jerry and his family, I can't help but wonder if this is really 'news worthy' or even 'rumor worthy'.

What's to wonder about, it is written in the first line of the report:

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...current Apple director Jerome York has been hospitalized in Pontiac, Michigan and is currently listed as being in critical condition.
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Best of wishes to the man and his family, really tough blow to recover, god bless.

God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, Catholic or Protostant, the Trinity and perhaps "his" guardian Angel is needed. May he recover well. Hope to have a high power position like he has had, less the injury.
Not religious but we are Spiritual. May he get well and then release a mid range mac headless for up and coming artists, editors.
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To posters here who choose to use this type of article to spout their supposed knowledge of this or that, without expressing one ounce of compassion for whom the article was written?

Just remember this....

Karma is a beautiful thing.

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On a more appropriate note....

My best wishes on a full and speedy recovery, Jerry.
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post #14 of 38
He's not that old. The older I get, the older old gets. I hope he has a quick recovery. His resume is quite impressive. Best wishes to his family.
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Best of wishes to the man and his family, really tough blow to recover, god bless.


Ditto for me. I couldn't think of a better way to say it.
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One other nit:

A board director does not serve the corporation. The board director serves the investors. Apple serves the board and/or the investors. Steve Jobs serves the board and/or the investors.

Good point. I would clarify a bit and say, in the US (in principle), shareholders (not necessarily all investors).
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Doctors attending to the 71-year old Michigan-native suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage.

? Doctors suffered a hemorrhage?


Read it again and see what it really says.

Doctors attending to the 71-year old Michigan-native say he suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage.

unless they changed it after you posted
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Well that is possible isn't it?

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unless they changed it after you posted
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I hate this for his family and him. Praying for him and his family.

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Well that is possible isn't it?


You are right. And I would go so far as to say that it is entirely possible that alphajack7's post prompted the change.
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May he get well and then release a mid range mac headless for up and coming artists, editors.

Wow! Nothing like a little compassion and selfishness mixed together there!
All I want is for him to get better - quick. And I will pray to that end for him, and his family.
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You are right. And I would go so far as to say that it is entirely possible that alphajack7's post prompted the change.

Yes, and I'll take credit for the other corrections they made.

Of course, they deleted my post because they roll like that. If they really want to play newsie, they could at least note their modifications like a real news outlet.
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It is important to do the best we can for sick people. I pray that this man recovers. Yes, it is never easy and doctors do everything they can. In the end... God decides.

In my line of work, I know people who should have been dead a long time ago, but they are still walking and working. Even from ruptured aneurysm. In this fellow's case, I would hazard a guess and say the cause was probably hypertension especially at that age.
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How would you like it if it happened to someone close to you? Would you prefer that people told you, "Sorry bro, your mom's toast"?
The world doesn't run purely on logic. Humans have emotions that don't always make sense. We're not robots.

The poster wasn't being crass about it. Blunt, yes. I don't think anyone mentioned "toast" or made other wiseass Ghostbusters references.

People have different ways of dealing with these things. Some people pray and some people want to know the odds. Since I take it none of us actually know the victim, it doesn't strike me as particularly insensitive to state that the prognosis here is usually pretty grave. More facts are needed, of course.

As a physician I've held a lot of family meetings where news like this gets broken to people, people are sobbing, barely keeping it together, etc. Some are completely zoned out. Some are in heavy denial. One sees the whole range of responses, including a demand for the brutal truth. All I will say is this: If the situation is terminal, it's not necessarily a cruel thing to convey this, with your condolences. Sometimes this is a more compassionate thing to do than let people delude themselves. You take this on a case by case basis. People process heavy stuff like this differently and you try to help them deal with the facts at the rate that they can bear them.

I wish the victim and his family comfort at this terrible time. Hopefully his situation is more benign than what has been conveyed in the original post.
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Let's take it easy here folks. We wish him well and pray for him and his family.
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My thoughts go to his family at this extremely difficult time. The chances of any recovery would be fairly slim unless the doctors can perform a miracle for him.

His age would also be against him with this.

Lets hope he makes at least some form of recovery or doesn't suffer to much and the doctors keep him as comfortable as possible.

I have had a family member have the same as he has and sadly only lasted three days after it.
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Doctors attending to the 71-year old Michigan-native say he suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage.

Weird...two people I know in their 20's and 30's recently died of the same thing. Totally unexpected wham! No explanation. I just saw one of them last month and she was totally normal. I emailed her to wish her happy White Day here in Japan and her father replied using her mobile and told me.
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The angels and gods had better prevented this in the first case. So I suppose there are no angels or gods around. So let better the doctors take care of this,they actually exist and if help is possible, they can provide it.
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How would you like it if it happened to someone close to you? Would you prefer that people told you, "Sorry bro, your mom's toast"?

The world doesn't run purely on logic. Humans have emotions that don't always make sense. We're not robots.

Ditto that. And simply being positive can do wonders for people. I send positive vibes towards him and his family.
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Wow! Nothing like a little compassion and selfishness mixed together there!
All I want is for him to get better - quick. And I will pray to that end for him, and his family.

So sorry it read that way. What I meant was he gets well. Apple releases the product not him.
Will be praying for him. Forget the headless midrange. :-)
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As a TBI survivor myself, I'd like to send my best wishes to Jerry York, his family and friends. Despite pioneering work all over the globe, neuro-rehabilitation is far from easy and requires an enormous amount of grim determination and expert help (for many, rehabilitation is the hardest thing they'll ever face doing). Bio- and Neuro- feedback as well as electrotherapy may have a role to play here, though (with the exception of some binaural beat software for iPhone) sadly such products all too rarely make it to the Mac. Given the explosion of stroke and war-related TBIs in recent times. Easy to use, cost effective and unusual treatments may have a role to play in encouraging/enabling recovery as well as helping boost the mood of survivors
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Yes, and I'll take credit for the other corrections they made.

Of course, they deleted my post because they roll like that. If they really want to play newsie, they could at least note their modifications like a real news outlet.

You should take credit.

And, it is a cheap shot on AI's part to delete your post (assuming that's what happened; normally AI does not do that?).
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The angels and gods had better prevented this in the first case. So I suppose there are no angels or gods around. So let better the doctors take care of this,they actually exist and if help is possible, they can provide it.

But good news, this proves the existence of trolls.

Here's wishing him and his loved ones peace.
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While I'll be praying for Jerry and his family,

If we can get every Apple owner to pray sincerely God will make him well. Prayer works wonders.
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In the end... God decides.

We all need to pray that God does not decide to kill this man. Not yet, anyways.
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But good news, this proves the existence of trolls.

Here's wishing him and his loved ones peace.

I am completely with you! I have no idea what all these faith trolls are doing in a tech blog!
post #37 of 38
Word has arrived that he has passed on this morning.

It did sound dire.

Condolences to his family.
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Apple has posted an announcement of his passing.

http://www.apple.com/

Condolences to his friends, family and the Apple community.
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