Steve Jobs returns to stage at Apple keynote

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  • Reply 21 of 35
    teckstudteckstud Posts: 6,476member
    The best thing about the whole event. Otherwise, it was a major bore.
  • Reply 22 of 35
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    Originally Posted by freeny View Post


    The man is certainly ill.



    The man has been through several years of medical hell, which doesn't mean he's still sick.



    Anyway, my biggest surprise moment was the humility. Uncle Steve has never been one for humble. Maybe knowing that a person lost their life to save his has changed something in his head.
  • Reply 23 of 35
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    Originally Posted by CU10 View Post


    But you're right, it's not a joking matter, he looks healthy to me, just thin.





    I didn't think it was that bad. Some people just don't have a sense of humour. If you can't joke about it (in good taste) your taking things too serious.



    He is still thin. It'll take him awhile to get back some of that wait. Good to see him being active in things.
  • Reply 24 of 35
    Great to see Papa Steve back on stage, where he belongs.



    As expected, he's still a bit thin, but I think we'll see him gain weight over the next couple of months. See his comment in NY Times:



    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/10/te...sq=jobs&st=cse



    Compared to last years music event, I think Jobs had much more energy yesterday.



    As a tablet hopefull, I can't help reading something into his last words: "See you soon". Tablet event in October?



    Best,



    Daniel
  • Reply 25 of 35
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by freeny View Post


    The man is certainly ill.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Hutcho View Post


    He's back and looks really, really ill.



    Honestly, if you're going to come on stage at least wear a shirt that fits, and maybe put one or two (or 10) shirts underneath that to stop you looking like death.



    He just recovered. Be thankful he is now present in front of you guys. Cancer is not an easy illness to deal with. I'm glad he is cheerful. Below are some more positive views of him coming back which i applaud.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post


    Great to have SJ back!



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by iPhone91 View Post


    Welcome back Steve! Glad to see you're doing well enough to present.

    Here's to many more years at Apple!



  • Reply 26 of 35
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Daniel B View Post


    Great to see Papa Steve back on stage, where he belongs.



    As expected, he's still a bit thin, but I think we'll see him gain weight over the next couple of months. See his comment in NY Times:



    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/10/te...sq=jobs&st=cse



    Compared to last years music event, I think Jobs had much more energy yesterday.



    As a tablet hopefull, I can't help reading something into his last words: "See you soon". Tablet event in October?



    Best,



    Daniel



    True that. Haha, he said he's eating more ice-cream to gain more weight.
  • Reply 27 of 35
    For those of you that think he looks healthy or good, obviously don't remember what he looked like in 2008 and 2007. Subscribe to the Keynote speeches in iTunes and refresh your memory. You will quickly see that his health is deteriorating. He has a rare form of pancreatic cancer. Why do you think they did a liver transplant? He did not beat the cancer, he is surviving with the cancer. I have watched a few friends pass away from cancer and it is very sad. If you want to see what he looked like before the first cancer surgery, go to YouTube and watch the Stanford Commencement Speech, then compare it to the keynote he gave today. If you think he looks healthy, you are fooling yourselves.



    It is very sad that he is fighting a battle with cancer, and pancreatic cancer is almost always fatal. Thankfully he rebuilt Apple from near bankruptcy and the company is going strong since he eliminated the destructive management team in the 90's. The company has direction, but don't fool yourselves into thinking he has returned full time like he was before. He probably just oversees projects with far less involvement. At least he is doing something he really enjoys. How many of you can actually say that?
  • Reply 28 of 35
    When I watched the keynote today I noticed a small facial gesture from Steve in his closing words that had me wondering if they'll have another announcement really soon. Rather sooner than later.

    It's when he said: "Thank you for coming... aaannd... see you soon" and lifted his eyebrows and gave us a peculiar smile, that I thought there might be something just around the corner.
  • Reply 29 of 35
    kolchakkolchak Posts: 1,398member
    I saw that snippet of his presentation on the news asking people to please be organ donors. He certainly looks, moves and sounds frail. I wish Steve all the best, but there comes a time when it's best to get out of the spotlight. Sooner or later (preferably much later, but inevitable), he will no longer be able to make these keynotes. He can either leave the stage voluntarily or be carried off. It's sort of Dick Clark Syndrome. Watching Dick on New Year's Rockin' Eve after his stroke is depressing. Sure it's great that he's still up and around, but the next generation now in school will remember a marble-mouthed old man rather than America's oldest teenager. Steve is the same way. Don't act like nothing has changed, with the same old black jeans and turtleneck. Things have changed and he should adjust, even if its putting on a black sport jacket to add more apparent weight to his frame. And he should be grooming his replacement for Apple keynote speaker. They desperately need someone new with charisma, like Jobs, not like Phil Schiller.
  • Reply 30 of 35
    His voice and manner got much stronger just after that snippet; I think he was very emotional during the ovation and intro.



    If you only see that bit, yeah, he looks weak. If you watch a little more, he comes across much better, though I would not say completely healthy.
  • Reply 31 of 35
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    It's not merely the cancer he was struggling with. He had the liver transplant because the cancer spread to his original one and he wasn't able to absorb nutrients from his food. It took them a while to figure that out, which is why he's so thin and so frail. He was literally starving to death.



    With a new, functional liver (and I agree about the humility; he is clearly still stunned by the circumstances under which he got it) he can bulk up again. But here's the trick: You don't want to do it too quickly. The human body does not react well to rapid fluctuations in weight. And since he's probably still at the very least under a close watch for recurrence, and will be for the rest of his life, he is almost certainly following a new and disciplined regimen and checking in regularly with his physician.



    He had to make this appearance, though. Nobody expected him to be the picture of health, but it was important to be seen as vital and in charge and, as he put it, "vertical."
  • Reply 32 of 35
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    Originally Posted by hillstones View Post


    For those of you that think he looks healthy or good, obviously don't remember what he looked like in 2008 and 2007. Subscribe to the Keynote speeches in iTunes and refresh your memory. You will quickly see that his health is deteriorating. He has a rare form of pancreatic cancer. Why do you think they did a liver transplant? He did not beat the cancer, he is surviving with the cancer. I have watched a few friends pass away from cancer and it is very sad. If you want to see what he looked like before the first cancer surgery, go to YouTube and watch the Stanford Commencement Speech, then compare it to the keynote he gave today. If you think he looks healthy, you are fooling yourselves.



    It is very sad that he is fighting a battle with cancer, and pancreatic cancer is almost always fatal. Thankfully he rebuilt Apple from near bankruptcy and the company is going strong since he eliminated the destructive management team in the 90's. The company has direction, but don't fool yourselves into thinking he has returned full time like he was before. He probably just oversees projects with far less involvement. At least he is doing something he really enjoys. How many of you can actually say that?



    Are you a real doctor, or do you just play one on the internet?
  • Reply 33 of 35
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    Originally Posted by Dr Millmoss View Post


    Are you a real doctor, or do you just play one on the internet?



    Since when do only doctors have knowledge, first hand or otherwise, about cancer and survival rates?
  • Reply 34 of 35
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    Originally Posted by houseley View Post


    Since when do only doctors have knowledge, first hand or otherwise, about cancer and survival rates?



    They don't, but then the person who posted what was apparently intended to sound both knowledgeable and authoritative, doesn't seem to know much. First, as was widely discussed at the time that Steve's disease was made public, if he'd been diagnosed with the more common form of pancreatic cancer, he'd have been dead years ago. The reason he's alive today is because he had a different, rarer form which is far more survivable. The post implied that just the opposite was true. So that's just not correct.



    Second, the concept of "beating" cancer is deceptive. Nobody "beats" cancer, at best you survive it. if you live long enough with the cancer in remission, the doctors may tell you that your odds of having a new occurrence is about the same as someone who never had cancer. Then you get to be called a "cancer survivor."



    Finally, we all know what Steve looked like before the cancer. We also know that battles with cancer and other serious diseases don't improve your looks. People tend to have their apparent age advanced in a hurry. But it also doesn't mean the person is dying or about to drop dead.
  • Reply 35 of 35
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    Originally Posted by Leonard View Post


    I didn't think it was that bad. Some people just don't have a sense of humour. If you can't joke about it (in good taste) your taking things too serious.



    He is still thin. It'll take him awhile to get back some of that wait. Good to see him being active in things.



    I have a sense of humor, but not in this case. When Jobs is healthy enough to joke about it, I'd be first to laugh along with him. He still looks and sounds weak.
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