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[6]: Comment by dukes
by Morgan on Mon 17th Jan 2011 15:39 UTC 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[7]: Comment by dukes
by ebasconp on Mon 17th Jan 2011 15:51 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by dukes"
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2006-05-09

Because he's a kid, as someone wrote above ;)

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RE[7]: Comment by dukes
by brewmastre on Mon 17th Jan 2011 15:59 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by dukes"
brewmastre Member since:
2006-08-01

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.


Bluenosejake: correct me if I'm wrong, but when you say "nothing special" you are referring to the fact that his life and his health are no more valuable than anyone else's. Correct? in which case I wholeheartedly agree with you.

You can feel bad for someone being sick while at the same time realizing that their sickness is no more important that anyone else's. There are people becoming sick, dying, and being injured is absolutely horrible ways constantly around the world. To zero in on one celebrity CEO and feel like <whining>this is just a really bad way to start my work week</whining> is naive and selfish.

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RE[8]: Comment by dukes
by Morgan on Mon 17th Jan 2011 16:24 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by dukes"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Not sure why you are talking to BluenoseJake in a response to me, but I'll take the opportunity to weigh in with my opinion on the overall matter.

I'm pretty much in agreement with you (and to a lesser degree, BluenoseJake): In the grand scheme of things, Jobs doesn't really matter. I'd be more concerned about a sick family member or friend than him. I would venture to say that his illness is noteworthy, but not necessarily newsworthy. Of course, I'm sure this is why it was in the "page 2" column of OSNews rather than the main feed. And as others have said, it would have some bearing on those who hold Apple stock.

And as for why I'm here, well I do tend to follow Apple news so I was interested enough to take a peek.

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RE[8]: Comment by dukes
by parrotjoe on Mon 17th Jan 2011 19:19 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by dukes"
parrotjoe Member since:
2005-07-06

You guys who are apparently incapable of feeling any empathy for another person, no matter who it is, are total assholes.

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