Well, well. This from the BBC Blog:
It seems the cat and mouse game between Apple boss Steve Jobs and the press and blogosphere has ended … for the moment.
This morning he sent out an email that said “I’ve decided to share something very personal with the Apple community”. As you may have read in our news story, Mr Jobs has admitted to being ill these past few months but not knowing the reason why until recently. He has now said it is due to “a hormone imbalance that has been ‘robbing’ me of the proteins my body needs to be healthy”.
I’m delighted he’s not at death’s door. But the fact remains that Apple is still perceived as a one-man band. The only way to address the problem in the long run is for Jobs to move towards a more collegial managerial style, so that in the end the stock market (and the blogosphere) begins to see that Apple isn’t totally dependent on its CEO’s health. They could perhaps take a leaf out of Microsoft’s book: remember how Billg’s departure was preceded by rule by a troika of Mundie, Ozzie and Ballmer?