Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Jobs May Be Ill

Rumors have been circulating that Steve Jobs was ill when he showed up to the latest iPhone debut looking thin and gaunt. Apple reps claimed that Jobs was getting over the flu, but rumors persisted, especially since Jobs was diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas several years ago.

Wall Street flipped out over the rumors that Jobs is seriously ill after the company refused to talk about his health on a recent earnings call. Investors promptly started dumping the high-flying stock.

Another indication that Jobs is sick is the fact that Fake Steve Jobs is tossing in the Fake Steve Jobs Towel, and will now post under his real name: Dan Lyons. One theory is that Mr. Lyons wouldn't want to satirize a sick man.

I have no clue what may be wrong with Jobs. My hope is that the cancer is still contained. It could be that his pancreas isn't working and he's fighting against full-on diabetes, which could explain the weight loss. That's not a great scenario, but is far better than metastasized cancer.

Jobs is a rather remarkable man, and losing him as the head of Apple would be a crushing blow for the entire industry. What are your thoughts? Send opinions and comments about Jobs to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 07/22/2008 at 1:15 PM


Featured

  • Gears

    Top 10 Microsoft Tips and Analyses of 2018

    Here are the year's most popular explainers and how-to columns -- along with some plain, old "Why did Microsoft do that?" musings thrown in.

  • Sign

    2018 Microsoft Predictions Revisited

    From guessing the fate of Windows 10 S to predicting Microsoft's next big move with Linux, Brien's predictions from a year ago were on the mark more than they weren't.

  • Microsoft Recaps Delivery Optimization Bandwidth Controls for Organizations

    Microsoft expects organizations using its Delivery Optimization peer-to-peer update scheme will optimally see 60 percent to 70 percent improvements in terms of network bandwidth use.

  • Getting a Handle on Hyper-V Virtual NICs

    Hyper-V usually makes it easy to configure virtual network adapters within VMs. That is, until you need to create a VM containing multiple virtual NICs.

comments powered by Disqus
Most   Popular

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.