BusinessWeek: Steve Jobs is “Fully Operational”

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs is once again “fully operational,” according to unnamed sources cited Tuesday by BusinessWeek. The magazine said that Mr. Jobs is working a full schedule, and quoted analysts who said that investors should be cheered by the knowledge that Mr. Jobs is fully engaged in product development and other strategic aspects of Apple’s business.

Mr. Jobs’s health has been the subject of much observation, commentary, speculation, and concern, especially following a six month medical leave-of-absence he had to take one year ago, and during which he had liver replacement surgery.

“While he remains thin and talks with acquaintances about his struggle to put on weight,” the magazine reported, “[Mr.] Jobs is coping well with his health issues following last year’s surgery, according to people close to him who asked not to be named because they’re not authorized to speak for Jobs or Apple.”

Several analysts and industry observers outside of Apple did comment on the record, however, including Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies, who said, “Except for the fact that he’s lost a lot of weight, he’s the Steve Jobs of old. At the visionary level, technology and design level, he seems to be working at the same level as he was before he was sick. If I was an investor, I’d be thrilled.”

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak told the magazine, “Every time I hear him, he’s doing a lot of work and a lot of thinking that’s involved in that work, and those things sort of go away if you’re very worried about your health.”

Comments

iVoid

“Fully operational” huh?

I hope his cybernetic implants run Mac OS X or iPhone OS. smile

MacGnome

Yes…Fully operational…. Steve Jobs going to become like the Borg?
Is he going to start working like a machine?

Borg Steve Jobs:

“We are the Apple. Lower your opinions and surrender your minds. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.”

noworryz

What investors shouldn’t be happy about is that Apple thinks smashing down blogger’s doors and seizing their computers is OK and that castrating their products—no nipples on the iPhone or iPad—is cool.

CCardona

Relax angry guy, if they stole your stuff you’d want the police (who didn’t smash anyone’s door, against your view of the universe), to get your stuff back, and NOT to be especially nice to the crooks. Admit it, you would.

BTW, it’s a Star Wars analogy, not Star Trek. Different show. “Fully operational battle star”. You go Steve!

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