Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Jun 2009 21:45 UTC
Apple I'm sorry, but I can't get around it any more. Over the weekend, we had a story in the reputable Wall Street Journal that Steve Jobs had a liver transplant two months ago in a hospital in Tennessee. This story got all over the Apple media - obviously - and was later confirmed by the hospital in question. All the usual questions arose about privacy, Warren Buffet had a remark about it, and so on. Let's get all these stories out of the way in one go.
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RE[2]: As a SHAREHOLDER...
by nokturnal on Thu 25th Jun 2009 19:54 UTC in reply to "RE: As a SHAREHOLDER..."
nokturnal
Member since:
2009-06-24


Except... There are very few - if any - rockstar CEOs any more these days. Apple IS in a unique position, a position they themselves actively and willingly created, and reaped the benefits from.


So the thought is to encourage these rare rockstar CEOs to take the helm by forcing them to divulge information that (according to HIPPA, anyway) is personal?

Where does it stop? Should we be privy to whether or not Warren Buffett is taking Viagra because of the increased risk of a heart attack?

What about you Thom, are you taking Valtrex for herpes? I hear it can lead to seizures and kidney failure.......

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RE[3]: As a SHAREHOLDER...
by bolomkxxviii on Fri 26th Jun 2009 11:00 in reply to "RE[2]: As a SHAREHOLDER..."
bolomkxxviii Member since:
2006-05-19

BTW it is HIPAA, not HIPPA. It stands for Health Information Portability and Acoutability Act. It has cost the health care industry hundreds of millions of dollars to implement but I think it was worth it. Apparently it is not supposed to cover "Rockstar CEOs"

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