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[4]: Comment by dukes
by Morgan on Mon 17th Jan 2011 15:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by dukes"
Morgan
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2005-06-29

I would say that just the fact that you have bothered to post in here -- more than once -- means he is special enough to get your attention.

Just saying.

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RE[5]: Comment by dukes
by BluenoseJake on Mon 17th Jan 2011 15:28 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by dukes"
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2005-08-11

No, actually, I was responding to Duke, so maybe Duke is, but not Steve Jobs

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RE[6]: Comment by dukes
by Morgan on Mon 17th Jan 2011 15:39 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by dukes"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

But you had to come here on your own first to respond to Duke's original comment. If you truly feel that Jobs is "nobody special" why bother coming into the comment space in the first place? Why not skip over the story entirely if it didn't interest you? That was my point, though I wonder why I should have to explain it in such an elementary fashion to you.

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RE[6]: Comment by dukes
by Quake on Mon 17th Jan 2011 18:10 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by dukes"
Quake Member since:
2005-10-14

Even if you don't accept it, Steve Jobs is a force in the technology market. He saved Apple from the brink of disaster and turned his company around by implenting his vision.

So if Steve Jobs is sick, it will send a shock to the market. People will be wondering if Apple can survive without him. Plus, he's a fellow human being.

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RE[5]: Comment by dukes
by BallmerKnowsBest on Mon 17th Jan 2011 18:48 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by dukes"
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2008-06-02

I would say that just the fact that you have bothered to post in here -- more than once -- means he is special enough to get your attention.


Wait, don't you mean "exceptional individual"? I didn't think we were allowed to say "special" anymore...

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