Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Jan 2011 14:04 UTC
Apple Steve Jobs has just announced he's taking medical leave from the company. Tim Cook will take over his role in Jobs' absence. "At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health. I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company," Jobs writes, "I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for all of Apple's day to day operations. I have great confidence that Tim and the rest of the executive management team will do a terrific job executing the exciting plans we have in place for 2011." We wish all the best to Jobs and his family.
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RE: Comment by dukes
by BluenoseJake on Mon 17th Jan 2011 14:44 UTC in reply to "Comment by dukes"
BluenoseJake
Member since:
2005-08-11

What a thing to wake up to on a Monday morning. ;)


DO you know him? Is he your relative? No? THen there are far worse off people in the world, maybe some re-evaluation of priorities may be in order.

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RE[2]: Comment by dukes
by vivainio on Mon 17th Jan 2011 14:54 in reply to "RE: Comment by dukes"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26


DO you know him? Is he your relative?

I guess, like Kim Jong-Il or Christ, he's a relative of us all.

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RE[3]: Comment by dukes
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 18th Jan 2011 00:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by dukes"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah, but I'm guessing most other well-adjusted humans have closer feelings to people they are more closely related to due to a large number of intimate shared experiences and the creation over time of a mutual support system.

However, on a technology site and when discussing Apple, I'm not sure you could make an assumption.

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RE[2]: Comment by dukes
by dukes on Mon 17th Jan 2011 14:56 in reply to "RE: Comment by dukes"
dukes Member since:
2005-07-06

Don't know him but I am capable of fellow feeling for anybody. My priorities are fine thank you very much kid.

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RE[3]: Comment by dukes
by BluenoseJake on Mon 17th Jan 2011 15:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by dukes"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Kid? thanks for the compliment, but I'm 39, and back on topic, one of the richest men in the world have more than enough people to look out for him. Just because he's Steve Jobs doesn't mean he's anyone special.

Edited 2011-01-17 15:10 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by dukes
by _txf_ on Mon 17th Jan 2011 16:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by dukes"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

How about all those that are sick and do not have anything to do with apple? Any comment for those? Why is this especially deserving of comment?

Not that you can't feel bad for him, but your comment has the tone that this is a great tragedy...

Edited 2011-01-17 16:05 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by dukes
by leos on Mon 17th Jan 2011 15:16 in reply to "RE: Comment by dukes"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

"What a thing to wake up to on a Monday morning. ;)


DO you know him? Is he your relative? No? THen there are far worse off people in the world, maybe some re-evaluation of priorities may be in order.
"

Cranky much?

I'd say anyone owning Apple stock will probably be personally affected by this...

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RE[2]: Comment by dukes
by tylerdurden on Mon 17th Jan 2011 20:33 in reply to "RE: Comment by dukes"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Yeah, not kidding. Someone displaying basic human empathy for another human being not in your pre-approved list of people? Not in your watch!

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