back to article Apple medical leave halts Jobsian jet-setting

Steve Jobs has become quite the homebody. His private jet has remained grounded during his absence from day-to-day duties at Apple. This bit of news was buried in a footnote to Apple's 58-page Form 10-Q quarterly report that was filed with the US Securities and Exchange commission on Thursday. According to the footnote, Apple …

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Jobs Horns

Maybe he is pulling a hotblack desatio ?

for tax reasons ?

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Dead Vulture

On the back page

It's has noticed that Apple has retained the services of the Fat Lady Singing Troupe, to be deployed on short notice in the next 12 months.

Steve, is slowly and painfully carking it methinks, and Apple PR are keeping him out of the spotlight to calm investors in this rough economic period.

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Paris Hilton

imagine, just imagine ...

... that the roles are reversed.

You might be a Jobs, Gates, Jee-dubya, Hobama ... or a plain ol' nobody as far as the media/commerce/finance sectors are concerned.

But! You do have health issues. And you are a human being.

Imagine, just imagine ...

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Here's to you, Steve.

I, too, hope The Black Turtleneck Man continues to surprise, delight and/or infuriate us all for a long time to come. The world will be a duller place when he's gone.

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jai
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more likely

he's gotten himself sucked into some MMO like WoW or EVE and hasn't left the house for months as he's too busy grinding away, mining for metal

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Dead Vulture

Twenty years on

What happens to the IT industry once the current generation, Jobs, Gates, Ellison, Torvalds, McNealy et al, shuffle on this mortal coil?

Who's there to take their places?

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Coat

Well....

....that certainly lends some perspective to the $1 a year philanthropy-special salary.

Mine's the one with the expense claim in the pocket.

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Re: Twenty years on

Too true. There's a world of difference between yesteryear's spotty oiks who worked like Trojans to build an empire from nothing and today's spotty oiks who snaffle a load of Venture capital, build an intangible house of cards and then flog it to whichever one of the old skool boys is most starry-eyed over Web 2.0 this week.

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Jobs Horns

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Don't want to see anyone ill/suffering/whatever, but I will not buy another Mac while Jobs still has anything to do with Apple. Not that Apple is necessary going to change for the better after Jobs is gone.

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