Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Steve Jobs' medical leave

AP and others are reporting Steve Jobs’ decision to take a medical leave of absence for the next 5½ months. InformationWeek (from Silicon Alley Insider) reprints the email Jobs sent to coworkers. The key excerpts:

During the past week I have learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought.

In order to take myself out of the limelight and focus on my health, and to allow everyone at Apple to focus on delivering extraordinary products, I have decided to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June.

I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for Apple's day to day operations, and I know he and the rest of the executive management team will do a great job. As CEO, I plan to remain involved in major strategic decisions while I am out.
As before, our prayers go with Jobs and his family.

1 comment:

coffee said...

Steve Jobs is a visionary stud; i hope he get's well asap; i'm sure someone will hold the fort while he's gone