Steve Job's too weak to attend city council meeting

Steve Job's health is a major concern for many in the tech industry. He is an excellent businessman with an unmatched ability to promote products. When he recently took his leave of absence from Apple due to health concerns many feared it may be that his cancer had returned.

Steve Job's lawyer recently made a comment at a town council meeting over a historical house he wants to demolish:

"I don't think he would be strong enough if we were here until 1 a.m., and I think there's a strong possibility of that."

The quote clearly shows that Steve's health is not as good as we would all hope it to be. It also may indicate that his return in June may be a hard deadline to meet but we will all see soon enough.

Everyone here at Neowin wishes Steve Job's the quickest recovery possible and we all await his return to the head of Apple. Until then we will hope for the best and look forward to his famous presentations in his black turtle neck.

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All you people-haters are really sad. Why are you commenting, when obviously, you don't care about someone's life? Steve Jobs has accomplished a lot, come a long way, and I can't say i'm jealous in the least bit. Not everyone is perfect, but to wish death on someone is awful. Just hope that whatever someone's done wrong, they learn from it. All you haters included. Steve Jobs is quite the entrepreneur, and I hope to have that kind of passion someday. Get rid of him, get rid of Apple, get rid of the influence of graphic design, web design, audio and video production, the original mp3 player, etc. You're on the angry, bitter outside looking into to what you pretend to see.

Jobs is a douche bag. Could not happen to a bigger tool. Hope he rots in hell.

I have no tolerance for dead beat dads.

"Jobs also has a daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs (born 1978), from his relationship with Bay Area painter Chrisann Brennan. She briefly raised their daughter on welfare when Jobs denied paternity, claiming that he was sterile; he later acknowledged paternity. Lisa Brennan-Jobs is a journalist who wrote for The Harvard Crimson, and Apple's Lisa Computer was named for her."

He swore in court that he was not the father because he was sterile, but later when he fathered another child he had to acknowledge that she was his...

Rot in hell Jobs.

rheostat said,
Who is Steve Job?

Good question. I was wondering the same thing the entire time that I was reading the article. Am I correct in thinking that it should say "Steve Jobs'" instead of "Steve Job's"? ^_^

We already discussed this much earlier in the thread. The problem was reported, but no one has bothered to fix it. And yes Dustin, you are right.

Steve Jobs should donate most of his money to otheruseful things and stop charging too much money for apple products and lift ALL the restrictions, now if he did that he would get alot of support, if he gave his money to me that would be sweet. LOL

He is an excellent businessman with an unmatched ability to promote products.
Oh please. If that's not going to start a flame-war I don't know what would. I don't wish ill health on anyone but blatant lies like that are why the comments on articles like this do not surprise me anymore.

Steve has been good for Apple in select markets, sure. And while the die-hards will idolize him as a god forever, Apple has got to stop relying on him as a crutch. Did they not learn anything the last time he left the company? Do they not have any survival strategies for his eventual departure? Really? Come on.

I don't know about Apple's survival strategies, but it almost seems as if Microsoft didn't have any strategies for surviving after Bill Gates' departure. It seems like there was almost no good news after Gates "left" Microsoft. Maybe that's why he is rumoured to come back... *crosses fingers* I'm no MS fanatic, but at least they were reasonably successful while he was in power. Then again, maybe that's why he left and might be coming back. He is rather intelligent, and that would just prove it further -- who would want to be blamed for the entire operating system that so many people have called a failure? I know I wouldn't! ^_^

Dustin B said,
I don't know about Apple's survival strategies, but it almost seems as if Microsoft didn't have any strategies for surviving after Bill Gates' departure. It seems like there was almost no good news after Gates "left" Microsoft.


I guess Windows 7 does not count?

RAID 0 said,
I guess Windows 7 does not count?

Of course it counts. I said "almost". Windows 7 rocks based upon usage of my father's PC, which has build 7000 installed (he's one of those "I prefer stable" types and doesn't upgrade very often). :P

Either it's just an excuse so he doesn't have to attend the meeting in person or it's unlikely he'll be back at Apple in June.

Rumor has it that Steve Jobs was bitten by one of the mosquitoes released by Bill Gates at one of his conferences. Apparently, they were infected with some new virus, and it surely wasn't malaria.

Meet the iVirus. The single most complex virus ever designed, created solely to seek out the DNA that matches that of Steve Jobs himself. The virus is most deadly as it was designed to bring a slow death upon its victim.

macf13nd said,
but think of the cost.

That's right.

It's a PC


You mean it was relatively inexpensive, but did not come with Photoshop?

Its funny how everyone is worried about Jobs and if/when he will come back. People, and Apple, rely on him WAY to much. You cannot rely on one person so much because you dont know if they will be here tomorrow.

You obviously don't remember what a mess Apple were in before he came back, if you did you'd realise why people want him back.

Well Keeley, you'd think that Apple would learn something the second time around and be able to survive without Steve Jobs. No one lives forever, they can't rely on him to succeed indefinitely.

BTW the link doesn't work.

Well, i hope it really isn't that serious and like others said he perhaps just didn't want to go there.

Andy-Roo said,
His name is Steve Jobs, not Steve Job.

Good catch. I really hate it when people don't use the apostrophe correctly when a word (or name) ends with the letter s. Come on people, this is something you learn in elementary school.

What Andy means is that the title should read "Steve Jobs is too weak...", not "Steve Job's too weak...."
If you were to write, for example, "Steve Jobs' health is too poor for him to attend City Council meetings", then that would also be acceptable (note that the apostrophe comes after the "s" in "Steve Jobs", not between the "b" and the "s")

The "Report a problem" link at the top of the page is to alert the news staff of an error in a story. I'm sure they'll be happy to fix it if you point out the error.

Airlink said,
What Andy means is that the title should read "Steve Jobs is too weak...", not "Steve Job's too weak...."
If you were to write, for example, "Steve Jobs' health is too poor for him to attend City Council meetings", then that would also be acceptable (note that the apostrophe comes after the "s" in "Steve Jobs", not between the "b" and the "s")

I was referring to the usage in the article, not the title. It is used wrong in both places though. I have reported the problem though.

Actually, concerning the title of the article, I think it's possible for "Job's" to be construed as an abbreviation of "Job is", in which case the title would read "Steve Job is too weak to attend city council meeting". The title would then suggest that the job of being Steve puts him in too weak a position to even attend the meeting.

Perhaps this is a veiled criticism of Steve Jobs

roadwarrior said,
Good catch. I really hate it when people don't use the apostrophe correctly when a word (or name) ends with the letter s. Come on people, this is something you learn in elementary school.


Steve Jobs'

Charge us more for your ovepriced gadgets and more for the songs. Oh yeah, do not forget to charge the ipod touch users for the upcoming firmware 3.0 it will make you feel better! Your days are counted Steve! Ted Rogers is waiting for ya!

Chicane-UK said,
The attitude of some people on this forum never fails to amaze me.

I agree completely.

Philip, your comment is despicable.

Well if I was a kid I wouldn't be able to afford to buy their products and to pay for the firmware updates, would I? The thing is that Steve Jobs is one greedy man, him and that guy Ted Rogers who is not among us anymore are leeches, they do not invent or care about people, they just want money. They haven't done anything good to the society.

I would disagree with your impression of Rogers. Sure, his company's tactics are questionable, but you're aware of his philanthropic work, right? Especially towards two of Toronto's universities.

I hope it was sarcasm or anything else than seriousness.

The guy's the CEO of a hardware and software company and hasn't done any harm to anybody and you're wishing him death?

PsykX said,
I hope it was sarcasm or anything else than seriousness.

The guy's the CEO of a hardware and software company and hasn't done any harm to anybody and you're wishing him death?


Theres a difference between not giving a rats ass if he dies or not and actually wishing he was dead, in this case its the former.

I dont want Neowin speaking for me wishing him a speedy recovery, i am quite indifferent to it all.

Richard Hammond said,

Theres a difference between not giving a rats ass if he dies or not and actually wishing he was dead, in this case its the former.

I dont want Neowin speaking for me wishing him a speedy recovery, i am quite indifferent to it all.

My thoughts exactly. I personally don't care if Jobs or Gates dies. Why should I care more for those than the thousands dying everyday from poverty all over the world? Gimme a break, if you really care about Jobs from a humanitarians PoV you're a huge hypocrite.

They're all still human beings. You should care if anyone dies.

Nobody's really suggesting you care more for a specific individual. However, he is the one who is the subject of this article.

Kirkburn said,
They're all still human beings. You should care if anyone dies.

Omg! Someone died!
*Care*
Someone died again!
*Care*
And again!
*Care*... *20 years later* *Care*
...

At this rate, no one will have time to do anything other than caring for the dead or dying.

Everyone dies, people die everyday. Steve Jobs just happens to be a billionare and a visionary in the tech world. We all obviously want people to do well, and to live a nice long life. I do not see the big deal if someone does not care if someone dies, it happens all the time.

Money can't buy you happiness......even if you are Steve Jobs......still gonna die some day, and if his cancer has come back, painfully.

PsykX said,
I hope it was sarcasm or anything else than seriousness.

The guy's the CEO of a hardware and software company and hasn't done any harm to anybody and you're wishing him death?

You fail at reading comprehension.

He said he didn't care which is world's away from wishing for his death.

Litespeed said,
You fail at reading comprehension.

He said he didn't care which is world's away from wishing for his death.

Well, he cared enough to write that he didn't care. Just my opinion, but anyone taking the time to reply here and say "I don't care" (or even to wish worse) is pretty lacking in overall manners, if not compassion as well.

digitalsoft said,
I wouldn't care if he died... pardon? ;)

Considering the fact that I owe at least a little bit of my educational experience as a child to him because of the Macintosh Performa line and the iMac G3, I can't say that I wouldn't care (and I'm sure some people might have used one or more of the line of compact Macintosh computers).

More than that though, despite the fact that his company didn't create the original GUI for a computer (Xerox PARC did that), Apple was the one that popularised the concept through its Macintosh operating systems. Microsoft later adopted the concept for use in its Windows operating system after a contractual agreement with Apple, which eventually led to a legal case between Apple and Microsoft. Microsoft's products, of course, eventually became more popular than Apple's. However, can we really say that now? Many MP3 players and similar devices were created as a result of the iPod (perhaps even the Zune).

I'd say some of the best innovations have come from or have been popularised by Apple. Microsoft, of course, has its own innovations, but without those of Apple, some of the creative and possibly even well-established ideas from Microsoft might never have come into being.

P.S. This post was written by a Linux "fanboi", despite the lack of "Linux FTW!" and "MS/Apple sucks!" :P

XerXis said,
what an ass, why does he want to demolish a historical building :(

It's his home (or it was until the 80s when he started to rent it out).

The one that's there is about 85 years old, has been vacant since the 90s, and is huge (18,000 square feet + guest houses, water tower, etc) and its' started to fall into decline. Renovating and restoring it would cost $13 million.

He wants to knock it down and build a much smaller place (6,000 square feet) with modern building materials which would cost about half as much: $8 million.

For the last 5 years there's been a standing offer to take the house for $1 but the owner would be required to move it off the land. So far nobody with the resources and desire has been found. When I first read about the offer the estimated costs were upwards of $20 million.

Beastage said,
I thought he had billions....

Most adults who post on this site will have a net worth of several hundred thousand.
Steve jobs is worth about 1000x more than the average person here.

Look at it in terms of purchases people here would be able to grasp:

I own a rusted out harley davidson motorcycle - it's about 60 years old and not really street worthy. Restoring it would cost $13,500. I would like to get it out of my garage to hold a new vehicle: I want to get a Vespa scooter ($8,200). I've offered to give it away to anybody willing to take it and is willing to pay the transport costs (about $20,000 because I live very far away from any major shipping routes). Unable to give it away, I'd like to crush it into a cube and be done with it.

The local bike club says that my Harley is significant because some famous movie guy used it in a movie and losing it would be tragic. They argue that if I do anything with it, I should have to restore it and ride it in place of the scooter I want. Why shouldn't I fight their request that would cost me more money and leave me with something I don't want in the first place?

A bit of a stretch obviously, but it works well enough. Why should he be happy about paying an extra $5 million dollars for a home he doesn't want?