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Originally Posted by StLBluesFan View Post

Why is that? Had they offended Apple(ites) in some way recently?

If you have not figured out by now that much of what the New York Times prints is colored by their politics, to me, makes most of what they report highly speculative on its accuracy and not based on any form of Journalistic integrity
post #42 of 55
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If you have not figured out by now that much of what the New York Times prints is colored by their politics, to me, makes most of what they report highly speculative on its accuracy and not based on any form of Journalistic integrity

Well, then, it's a great thing we have Fox News to present the truths of the world.
post #43 of 55
May my pagan god, Gaywitch, bless you, Steve Jobs!
post #44 of 55
While losing Steve Jobs would be a huge blow to Apple, at this point he's got to put his health first and foremost. He obviously has a complicated medical condition which makes it difficult (if not impossible) to carry on a normal schedule. Let's also not lose sight of the fact that Steve is also a husband and a father. I wish him good health and a long life. Apple will be just fine...
post #45 of 55
He has immeasurably enriched millions of lives and has stood for truth and freedom, by creating and promoting the Apple technology and design. He was a founding father of the world we enjoy now. I sincerely hope he does well and is at peace with himself, whatever ensues. Thank you, Steve Jobs.
post #46 of 55
I'm sure a lot of us have seen this but I think one of the most open and meaningful discourses I've heard Steve deliver was his Stanford commencement address in which he discusses the topic of death:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1R-jKKp3NA

"You can't connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards so you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something; your gut, destiny, karma, whatever because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well-worn path.

Sometimes life's gonna hit you in the head with a brick - don't lose faith. You've got to find what you love. The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work and the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking and don't settle.

When I was 17, I read a quote that went some thing like 'if you live each day as if it was your last, some day you'll most certainly be right'. It made an impression on me and since then for the past 33 years, I've looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself, if today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today? Whenever the answer has been 'no' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life because almost everything: all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure, these things just fall away in the face of death leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know of avoiding the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked, there is no reason not to follow your heart.

About a year ago, I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning and it clearly showed a tumour on my pancreas. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable and that I should expect to live no longer than 3-6 months. My doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is doctor's code for 'prepare to die'. It means to try and tell your kids everything you thought you'd have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months. It means to say your goodbyes.

My wife who was there, told me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope, the doctor started crying because it turned out to be a rare form of pancreatic cancer that was curable with surgery. I had the surgery and thankfully I'm fine now. This was the closest I've been to facing death and I hope it's the closest I get for a few more decades.

Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept. No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there and yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it and that is as it should be because death is very likely the single, best invention of life. It is life's change-agent, it clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now, the new is you but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice and most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition; they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. Stay hungry, stay foolish."

Whether or not Steve's current leave of absence is serious, one day the inevitable will happen. What he leaves behind won't be a cool phone, tablet or computer but an example of what it takes to make those changes happen. It's there for anyone and everyone to use as a guide.

When you brush away all the technology, what's left is important. Do it with Microsoft and you get an empty space where technology used to be. With Apple, you get a reason why the technology is there and why it's built the way it is. Steve Jobs's life doesn't deserve to be valued by a stock ticker, no one's does because the shareholders aren't the ones holding onto them when they need it most.

He's clearly doing what he loves at Apple so I'd expect him to continue there as long as he can but there's no sense in placing such heavy importance on him doing so.
post #47 of 55
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Originally Posted by StLBluesFan View Post

Seriously? How does your wife feel about that? That's just way overboard IMHO.

Perhaps there's a context here that I'm missing, but if not, then I must say this post is at best bizarre. Who do you think you are to make this kind of comment? At the very least, it's none of your business.
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Originally Posted by MacRulez View Post

Looks like Germans were just stupid.

How do you think US investors will react to this tomorrow?

The German market were completely blind-sided.

I am not sure how US markets will react but investors will have had 24 hours to think things through. We have a few analysts suggesting holding your position. Personally, I'm hoping it drops to $310 cause I'd be in at that price.
post #50 of 55
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Originally Posted by Sacto Joe View Post

I absolutely concur. A big chunk of our savings are in Apple stock, but I care far less about that than that Steve be healthy and happy. Few people have ever so richly deserved that.

Steve,
Get well soon. At least, for now, you don't have to deal with the silly selfish marketing student anymore. Take a rest and come back soon (I need a better design MAC. The current one just not cut it. Waiting for you to play some magic. Love my old G4 classic. Nothing matches after. Please come back soon with a dream machine :-). The tech world need someone to make more "dent in the universe". Wish you all the best and speedy recovery.
post #51 of 55
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Originally Posted by StLBluesFan View Post

Why is that? Had they offended Apple(ites) in some way recently?

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Originally Posted by StLBluesFan View Post

Seriously? How does your wife feel about that? That's just way overboard IMHO.

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Originally Posted by Blastdoor View Post

Perhaps there's a context here that I'm missing, but if not, then I must say this post is at best bizarre. Who do you think you are to make this kind of comment? At the very least, it's none of your business.

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Originally Posted by ouragan View Post

From "Apple Says Steve Jobs Will Take a New Medical Leave" @ http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/18/te...y/18apple.html

It is high time that Steve Jobs retires for medical reasons. The New York Times article quoted above highlights 2 obvious reasons for concern:

1- A recurrence of cancer which is favored by anti-rejection drugs;

2- Infections brought about by anti-rejection drugs and/or the need to adjust their selection, combination or dosage.


We should all be thankful for the immense contribution Steve Jobs has made at Apple, but now is the time to retire so that a real succession plan can take place.

No, Steve Jobs is not eternal. Investors should take notice and cash in their profits while they exist. Hedge funds are sure to leave the Apple ship and leave it in a worst shape than before they invested in it for the unmatched "double digit returns".

From now on, shareholders, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the NASDQ authorities will decide whether Steve Jobs can stay on, pretend that he is still the Apple CEO, and refuse to discuss the health problems that force him to take an indefinite medical leave of absence.

Really, only fools would fail to understand what is happening.


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Originally Posted by penchanted View Post

Do you intend to do your usual routine and repost this in every thread related to Jobs' health?

Blastdoor/penchanted: Guys like StLBluesFan and ouragan are bottom-feeding, trash-talking, grave-dancing, undertaker trolls that seem to regularly show up on AI every time there's a news item about SJ's health taking a turn for the worse.

Just ignore them, and move on.
post #52 of 55
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Originally Posted by jdavy View Post

I at first thought it was just a new service partner and not worthy of a SJ visit, but I think Verizon made a point of sending their #2 guy to ballance the stage. Interesting note since Verizon's #2 guy is expected to take over soon and for all we know, Tim is the guy for good should SJ not be able to return. All in all, very sad news for the day.

The Verizon guy said they became friends over the months so probably they did not meet at the event for the 1st time. I think the Verizon iPhone was not handled by Jobs at all but Tim Cook and the Verzion #2.
post #53 of 55
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Originally Posted by t0mat0 View Post

Where does AppleInsider draw the line on stories?

Please. Didn't Jobs make it perfectly clear - respect his privacy.

This was directed to his employees o in an internal memo. He can do wathever he wants with them.
post #54 of 55
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Originally Posted by WelshDog View Post

He is a Buddhist, so no he doesn't

Isn't he a Jew?

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Originally Posted by Elian Gonzalez View Post

Or what, he's going to burn in hell for all eternity?

Chances are he will, Just like you or any non-believer is. But of course, you're healthy, and don't feel you need the assistance of the boogey man in the sky like some people on this forum calls him.
post #55 of 55
Dear mr. Jobs i also beat stage 4 pancreatic cancer with only cemo at upmc hospital in pittsburgh if you wish to know more contact me on my email good luck nick
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in the weeks leading up to steve jobs' announcement that he will take a medical leave of absence, he has reportedly come into the company's corporate campus less frequently and has appeared "increasingly emaciated."

citing an anonymous source, the new york times on monday reported that jobs, of late, would lunch in his office rather than where he typically would, in the company cafeteria. He also began a "down cycle" in recent weeks, and only came into the office about two days per week.

"mr. Jobs suffers from immune system issues common with people who have received liver transplants and, as a result, his health suffers from frequent 'ups and downs,' according to a person with knowledge of the situation, who agreed to speak on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss it," author miguel helft wrote.

Earlier monday, jobs announced in a letter to employees that he would take a medical leave of absence so he can focus on his health. He will remain ceo and will be involved in "major strategic decisions" for apple.

Jobs declined to reveal exactly what his medical condition may be. He noted that he and his family would "deeply appreciate respect" for their privacy. The apple co-founder has long said he believes his health is a private matter.

Jobs returned to work in june 2009 after a liver transplant. In subsequent interviews he was upbeat and said he felt healthy, but the report from the times would indicate that the ceo has fallen on hard times in recent weeks.
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