“Steve Jobs is once again ill enough to have to take time off from his leadership role, which he called a ‘medical leave of absence’ in an email to his staff released today,” Kara Swisher writes for AllThingsD.
“So now, once again, the intense debate will begin about exactly what is happening with Jobs’ health and how much Apple should reveal and how much it will likely not and how that is so very awful, because the people deserve to know,” Swisher writes. “In fact, we–the press and Wall Street and Apple users–already know plenty enough, which is: Steve Jobs has had a persistent and very serious illness he has been fighting successfully for many years now.”
“But his outlook, from the moment he found out about his particular form of pancreatic cancer, has never been really good. More to the point his ability to bounce back several times has been both heartening and more than a little miraculous. But, remember this: In the both times he has taken time off for health reasons, Jobs has come back with fierce innovation and game-changing innovation.”
Swisher writes, “Today, he asked in the email: ‘I love Apple so much and hope to be back as soon as I can. In the meantime, my family and I would deeply appreciate respect for our privacy.’ I, for one, think he deserves exactly that and much more.”
Full article, with video of Jobs’ onstage interview at last year’s eighth D: All Things Digital event, here.
MacDailyNews Take: Good luck with that; today’s media in general has major issues getting even the most basic facts correct and reporting them without bias and conjecture, not to mention the disturbing tendency exhibited by far too many in the media of jumping rapid-fire to baseless conclusions amidst total fabrications. Anyone expecting the media in general to have the decency to respect someone’s call for privacy is, unfortunately, dreaming of a world that no longer exists.