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[2]: Let us not,
by kaelodest on Mon 17th Jan 2011 19:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Let us not,"
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I think it's callous and insensitive to go so far off-topic.

It is always easy to throw around words, but what have you done in the past ten years especially. If he is Evil that is between him and his interpretation of a higher power.

The old "I Cringley" site on PBS used to say on it's board rule #1 be more funny.
I lost my aunt to Pancreatic Cancer.

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RE[3]: Let us not,
by TheGZeus on Mon 17th Jan 2011 19:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Let us not,"
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Ah, moral relativism.

I lost my grandmother to progressive dementia. If he had that, I'd still do the happy dance.

Oh, and it's not off-topic to call an evil man 'evil', and say I'm happy that bad things are happening to him while he's still evil.

For all we know, it's his awful bitterness that's keeping him from getting well.
"oh, but he meditates" Yeah, well if you're still raging when your competitors best you, and refuse to see reality and facts you certainly don't have 'right view'.

He's an awful person. I hope that changes. Until it does, I'll be glad anything bad happens to him.

Edited 2011-01-17 19:54 UTC

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RE[4]: Let us not,
by vivainio on Mon 17th Jan 2011 20:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Let us not,"
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Oh, and it's not off-topic to call an evil man 'evil', and say I'm happy that bad things are happening to him while he's still evil.

"... the art of swordsmanship distinguishes between the sword that kills and the sword that gives life. The one that is used by a technician cannot go any further than killing.... The case is altogether different with the one who is compelled to lift the sword. For it is really not he but the sword itself that does the killing. He had no desire to harm anybody, but the enemy appears and makes himself a victim. It is though the sword automatically performs its function of justice, which is the function of mercy…. the swordsman turns into an artist of the first grade, engaged in producing a work of genuine originality."

He's not an evil man. He's just wildly succesful and playing the money & power game.

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