Keeping in mind that people generally tend to overreact, what do you all think about the fact that Steve Jobs is missing Mac World Expo this year? It has been confirmed that up until recently he was slated to give the key note address, (Leo Laporte had an invitation which stated to arrive at 7:30 for the address by Steve Jobs) and suddenly an announcement was made that he would not be attending. Given the fact that he is recovering from a bout with Pancreatic Cancer and the fact that he had lost quite a bit of weight as seen during his last press conference appearance, do you think there is anything to the rumor listed below?
And secondly, does this mean anything to the Disney Board, should he step down? Will someone take his spot?
It's just really hard to believe that, considering his bout with pancreatic cancer, that his sudden departure from Mac World Expo isn't related to his health.
Steve Jobs' Health Declining Rapidly, Reason for Macworld Cancellation
By Jesus Diaz, 12:15 PM on Tue Dec 30 2008, 224,398 views
According to a previously reliable source, Apple misrepresented the reasons behind Macworld and Jobs' keynote cancellation. Allegedly, the real cause is his rapidly declining health. In fact, it may be even worse than we imagined:
Steves health is rapidly declining. Apple is choosing to remove the hype factor strategically vs letting the hype destroy apple when the inevitable news comes later this spring.
Apple shares drop on blog rumor about Jobs’ health | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com
Apple shares drop on blog rumor about Jobs’ health
Posted by Sam Diaz @ 2:22 pm, December 30, 2008
Shares of Apple took a quick nosedive today but mostly recovered after a blog posted a rumor that the real reason for Apple’s pull-out from MacWorld was related to the declining health of Steve Jobs.
Rumors. Rumors. Rumors. That’s all Gizmodo had to report this morning, citing a “previously reliable source.” But that wasn’t enough. Let’s really fuel the fire by adding that “it may be even worse than we imagined.” Apple has said all along that it’s reasons for pulling out of Macworld were partly because there are new, better ways of showcasing products than trade shows.
The company has consistently said that the health of Jobs, who is considered to be the face of Apple, is a private matter. I don’t necessarily agree 100 percent with that. Investors have a right to know if the company’s chief executive is ill and no longer able to perform his duties. But I haven’t seen any evidence that points to such a conclusion.