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.As before, our prayers go with Jobs and his family.
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.