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Steve Jobs made a surprise appearance at Apple headquarters on Wednesday where he met with members of the company's leadership, according to a new report.

setteB.it claims that multiple sources confirmed they'd seen Jobs, who appeared well. The chief executive was reportedly on hand to meet with other members of the company's top brass as part of a directional meeting.

The publication joked that it was unclear whether Jobs had been chauffeured to the campus or if he instead chose to slide his $130,000 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG sideways into a handicapped space as usual.

Word of Jobs' appearance arrives on the heels of comments from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday that he'd recently spoken to his old business partner and that he sounded healthy" and "energetic."

Jobs, who is on medical leave from his daily role at Apple to attend to "complex" health issues, is not expected to return to the company in full capacity until the end of June.
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Go Steve Go!
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The publication joked that it was unclear whether Jobs had been chauffeured to the campus of if he instead chose to slide his $130,000 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG sideways into a handicapped space as usual.

This is why we love Steve Jobs.
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This is why we love Steve Jobs.

yes we do love steve .
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post #6 of 48
I guess he's still alive, or he has a convincing doppelgänger. I wonder if he's started using iChat again?
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When do we get the thread on when he enters and leaves the building?
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There. Everyone happy now?

The man's only what, 53 or so? Provided his health is alright, he has many years of service to Apple left in him.
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I would classify his obsessive compulsiveness to micromanage every little detail of Apple's products to a paranoia-perfection as a handicap. Slide that Benz right into that parking space Steve!
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A little something from MDN today.


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When do we get the thread on when he enters and leaves the building?

Someone needs to volunteer to stand outside of 1 Infinite Loop and tweet Steve's comings and goings. Can you imaging how ridiculous Twitter would get if that happened?

RT via @stevewatch, SJ is here, wearing shorts & t-shirt has McD's bag

Maybe we can put together a fund to bribe the receptionist at the check-in desk.
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I would classify his obsessive compulsiveness to micromanage every little detail of Apple's products to a paranoia-perfection as a handicap. Slide that Benz right into that parking space Steve!

Um . . . his "handicap" is why Macs and OS X and nearly every other Apple product have become not only household names, but The Gold Standard in tech.

We need more like him in this half-asleep industry.

LOL, You feeling ok??
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A little something from MDN today.


Pic of Steve Jobs as Aragorn http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/567...obskingjpg.jpg

NICE.

Pic of Steve Jobs as Jedi at http://www.blogcdn.com/www.tmz.com/m...obs_kenobi.jpg

I feel the force...
post #14 of 48
Welcome back Steve! I, along with everyone else, want a cameo at the WWDC. Time to ditch the black mock turtleneck though. How about shorts, flip-flops and a black T?
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I would classify his obsessive compulsiveness to micromanage every little detail of Apple's products to a paranoia-perfection as a handicap. Slide that Benz right into that parking space Steve!

Written like someone who has never worked for him.
post #16 of 48
"...not expected to return to the company in full capacity until the end of June," or Macworld 2009, whichever comes first.
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Easily the best news for Apple in months. I was half-expecting a coverup scandal.
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Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post

Um . . . his "handicap" is why Macs and OS X and nearly every other Apple product have become not only household names, but The Gold Standard in tech.

We need more like him in this half-asleep industry.

LOL, You feeling ok??

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Written like someone who has never worked for him.

Hey, it was sarcasm. Even a happy Apple user and AAPL owner like myself can poke fun at the stereotype Steve has.

I'm happy to hear the good news and I agree with you Quadra about the industry needing more people like him. I wish Steve good health! Godspeed!
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I hope this is true. . . it would be the best news I heard in a long time!

What's wrong with Steve parking in a handicapped spot? You can get a placard if you have a case of RDF-itis!

I look forward to Steve's return and may it be in the best of health.
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Maybe helping finalize the content of the keynote address?

I hope he comes on stage in a cocoon as if being reborn and hopefully not stuck in it ala Spinal Tap.
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Easily the best news for Apple in months. I was half-expecting a coverup scandal.

I have mixed feelings. While I am ecstatic for his family and friends, I think it's time for him to let go, and extinguish once-and-for all the 'Jobs-put' in the stock price.

He should take on a BG-like role.... e.g., "Chief Guru" or something along those lines.
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Maybe at this years WWDC Phil Schiller will utter "one more thing" then pull Steve Jobs out of his pocket.
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NICE.



I feel the force...

Can someone make Steve into Captain Kirk? Steve is a trekker!
post #24 of 48
Yeah, he's just the same old Steve - only now he's got a magnificent rack.

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a campus full of employees wielding camera and internet equipped iphones coudn't get photographic evidence of Steve showing up to work? not even an SL55AMG parked a crypt spot?
ohh, and they reported it to an italian website...
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Written like someone who has never worked for him.

You beat me to it...

Thanks.
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a campus full of employees wielding camera and internet equipped iphones coudn't get photographic evidence of Steve showing up to work? not even an SL55AMG parked a crypt spot?
ohh, and they reported it to an italian website...

Having spent time around his Steveness, I would guess that to be the easiest way these days to become a "former" Apple employee. I mean really, the man is fighting a battle with pancreatic cancer. He may or may not be in remission, but it will be years, if ever, before he gets a clean bill of health.

Leave him be.

Or would you rather his every waking move be blasted about day and night like the tabloids have done with Farrah Fawcett and Patrick Swayze and their battles with cancer?

Oh, and for all the folks that have bashed about the issue of the Handicap parking space. You do realize that under California law he does qualify for a badge, right?
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Having spent time around his Steveness, I would guess that to be the easiest way these days to become a "former" Apple employee. I mean really, the man is fighting a battle with pancreatic cancer. He may or may not be in remission, but it will be years, if ever, before he gets a clean bill of health.

Leave him be.

Or would you rather his every waking move be blasted about day and night like the tabloids have done with Farrah Fawcett and Patrick Swayze and their battles with cancer?

Oh, and for all the folks that have bashed about the issue of the Handicap parking space. You do realize that under California law he does qualify for a badge, right?

I agree. Leave the guy alone.

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post #29 of 48
I agree that people ought to leave the guy alone. That said, I really and truly do hope this bit of news is true. Steve has done so much to revolutionize the way products are designed and built that frankly it makes me sad to think of Apple without him. And, I'll confess it: hearing that he was well and back at Apple did actually brighten my day.
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When do we get the thread on when he enters and leaves the building?

How about his bathroom trips?

#1 or #2?
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A little something from MDN today.



Oh wow, yeah that pretty cool.
post #32 of 48
Instead of you all acting like a bunch of 60's school girls outside of a beatle's concert waiting for a glimpse of your hero you should instead be concentrating on the obvious question.

Why was Jobs back on campus so soon? Yes, perhaps he is speaking to his teams about the keynote address. But do you think there might be something more specific or urgent that has come up that would make Jobs come back to campus almost a month early?
post #33 of 48
I think Steve came back to talk to his people about the palm pre and what can be done to stop them from stealing apples IP.
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I vote for Steve coming into the campus to put his blessing on the final production version of the forthcoming Apple tablet/netbook (think Always Innovating Touch Book, done Apple-style); with complimentary iPhone nano product that tethers with previously mentioned tablet/netbook to provide 3G mobile broadband connectivity
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ENJOY your Apple brainwashed induced delusion while you can !

I heard a pastor once say that "When you put pressure on someone, what is hidden inside comes forth." I think there is a corollary to that too: when you remove constraint, what is hidden becomes visible.

The internet has this curious effect in that it removes the social pressures that normally keep people from acting like complete buffoons, and the perceived anonymity and lack of constraint in it seduces them into showing off just what sort of people they really are under all the social veneer.

We are talking about a person, here - this is a real human being who has, according to you, a terminal disease. Don't you think you might muster up just a tiny bit of common sense and basic decency in how you behave about that, or is it asking a bit too much of you?

Thanks;

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I have mixed feelings. While I am ecstatic for his family and friends, I think it's time for him to let go, and extinguish once-and-for all the 'Jobs-put' in the stock price.

He should take on a BG-like role.... e.g., "Chief Guru" or something along those lines.

Sadly its not steve who has to let go .. We all should look in the mirror .
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Good to see the sandostatin injections have allowed him some mobility as he begins his goodbye to Apple.

For those that haven't had their rational thinking lobotomized by acute emotional investiture, here's a sample of some of the countless quotes all over the web making the obvious diagnosis from patient history,( eg long delay of recommended URGENT risk reducing surgery) with the starting point made easy from Apple's consistent/predictable RENOWN history of deceit;

http://www.tuaw.com/2009/01/05/steve...eryone-relax/2







http://blog.delawareinc.com/2009/05/...health-issues/

etc etc etc


ENJOY your Apple brainwashed induced delusion while you can !

Unless you've actually spoken to his doctor and can produce documented proof, you're full of enough baloney to make a sandwich.

The truth is no one knows for certain what Jobs' problem is and what his current condition is.

Medical geniuses like you who barely made it past pig dissection in high school (you ARE out of high school, right??) have already put him on his deathbed months ago. Yet here he is, months later, walking around the Apple campus, and by the looks of it unescorted and under his own power.

The only way anyone can be remotely certain of anything is to just wait it out. A lot of members on AI are happy to have received what looks ot be positive news about his health, for once, and it's natural to be a little more hopeful because of it. There's some excitement over it and rightly so. It's Steve Jobs after all, the man to whom the entire tech industry owes its thanks for binging us out of the dark ages of computing. It's just that simple.

And really, if you're going to post like that, you won't have much fun around here. Windows shills, astroturfers, and the masses of poor Windows Stockholm-syndrome sufferers rarely do.
post #38 of 48
Ever hear of "Cabin Fever"? For someone who's always on the move sitting still at home has got to be driving him crazy.

I would bet though he's been out of the country. The whereabouts of Apple One would give you a clue. Cancer medicine in Europe is far more advanced than here. Fewer lawsuits and better research have led them ahead of US in many ways in the medical field.

Either way, welcome back Steve, don't push it. C-Ya at WWDC...
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Maybe helping finalize the content of the keynote address?

I hope he comes on stage in a cocoon as if being reborn and hopefully not stuck in it ala Spinal Tap.

That's the funniest thing I have pictured in a while! Thanks for the laugh!

WWDC 2009: Smell the Glove

We wish you the best Steve!
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I'd love it to be true. But is the site containing the post known to be accurate, and has anybody else confirmed the information?

When I read the report, my first feeling was skepticism - it was on a foreign website, and one I'd never heard from before.

Any information confirming or denying the accuracy of the message would be very helpful, thanks.
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