Steve Jobs finally speaks on his health and decision to drop out of Macworld.
Doctors have apparently identified a hormone imbalance preventing Steve’s body from taking on the protein it needs. According to Jobs, this is now diagnosed and he’s taking the appropriate treatment. His recovery will take some months, but he will remain as the head of Apple throughout that time.
The rumours about Steve’s impending death, could have easily been avoided and the share price somewhat protected if this had come out when the Macworld keynote announcement came out. I hope Apple and Steve Jobs learn a lesson from this experience – secrecy isn’t always the best policy.