Analyst Roger Kay: ‘I think Steve Jobs has cancer… just look at the photos’

“In a letter to Apple staff on Wednesday, Jobs said he was taking a five-month medical leave because his health issues are ‘more complex than I originally thought,'” Brian X. Chen reports for Wired.

“In the note, Jobs promised to return to Apple in the summer, which many are hoping is true,” Chen reports.

“‘My bet is he’s not coming back,’ said Roger Kay, an Endpoint Technologies analyst. ‘Despite all the protestations, I think he has cancer. They talk about digestive this and digestive that, but … forget all the buzz you’re hearing. Just look at the photos,'” Chen reports.

MacDailyNews Take: big surprise

Chen continues, “Apple customers, journalists, bloggers, investors and analysts are hoping that Jobs is well and will retake the reins in the summer. Shortly after Jobs’ announcement on Wednesday, Twitter lit up with ‘get well’ wishes for the CEO.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Medical diagnosis via photograph. Roger ought to go for the patent on that one.

Is it just us, or are “analysts” and “journalists” getting exponentially stupider by the minute today?

Roger L. Kay
Endpoint Technologies Associates, Inc.
Phone: (508) 720-3469
Mobile: (508) 314-4443


  1. Obviously, the “common bug” that Jobs is suffering is insulin-dependent diabetes owing to his failing pancreas. Unless, of course, MDN and Apple fanbois have a more discerning and astute opinion given their multiple years of medical training, research, and experience.

  2. Wow. Just wow. So inappropriate, so high-school.

    Someone named “Keelay” posted a great response that pretty much sums up my view as well:

    “A juvenile, speculative, and wholly inappropriate article. Yellow journalism at it’s worst. Selling copy on the unfounded rumors of a man’s death or incapacitation in the future. How low can you go? Steve Jobs is ill and taking a leave of absence from Apple. These are the only facts of news you have. The remainder are last weeks news and your attempt at connecting the dots is juvenile. If you had any decency, you would leave the story with the facts — but then there would be nothing new for Wired to report, as Wired does not possess the journalistic resources required to investigate and break a new story. It instead manipulates old news for sensation and shamelessly speculates on the life and death of an human being.”

  3. MacDailyNews Take: Medical diagnosis via photograph. Roger ought to patent that one.

    He can’t patent it. MDN has prior art 2008-09-09. Not only diagnosis but also cure: new jeans. Problem solved.

    Jobs blames unnamed hedge funds for recent health scare rumors

    MacDailyNews Take: Steve: We know you hate wasting time on clothes; hence the uniform, but, seriously, dump the old ill-fitting jeans and black mock turtlenecks and get new jeans and black mock turtlenecks that fit your newfound svelteness. Problem solved.

  4. He can’t patent it. MDN has prior art 2008-09-09. Not only diagnosis but also cure: new jeans. Problem solved.

    That wasn’t a diagnosis, just a suggestion since some people based their speculation on loose fitting clothing. There’s a huge leap in going from that to stating that someone has cancer based on a photograph.

  5. Why do we (people) put up with organizations that employ individuals that do not treat people with some basic level of respect. It is almost inhuman to go off in media whipping out comments like “he’s got cancer”. This guy should be fired on the spot and customers of that organization should begin pulling their business.

    How many news feeds will this genius be quoted in?

  6. So this is journalism in the new century. It has transformed into little more than gossip around the office cooler. I thought there were actual schools and universities that taught and gave degrees in Journalism in this country. Clearly not. Every last journalist in this country should be ashamed. Now anyone who can puke out sensationalist drivel is a journalist. Somewhere in heaven, Ed Murrow is weeping.

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