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Steve Wozniak Sheds Some Light On Steve Jobs’ Health Issues (Video)

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has been making rounds in the media weighing in on Steve Jobs’ medical leave of absence with his own analysis. The latest is a video interview on NBC where he mentions a few crucial elements regarding Apple’s future endeavors, and business model as a whole.

Last week Wozniak explicitly stated how he felt about the entire situation including what the media has done to the ongoing issues with Steve Jobs’ health. “I disagree with the press getting into his private life. Let him communicate the way he wants to communicate to the public…. Leave him alone,” Wozniak said. The below video sheds light on the situation in ways that have been relatively ignored by the press, who (for the most part) have opted to report about mediocre analysis from doctors and pundits who have never treated or met Jobs at all.


video sourceNote: You tube was being feisty with the video, so we had to upload it again. Sorry about that.

The points Wozniak makes about Apple’s product pipeline, and how they have long roadmaps sometimes stretching 1 or 2 years ahead, may be enough to reassure people that whatever products are released over the next 6 months, have been planned for quite a while. They aren’t being rapidly conceived and developed without Jobs’ overseeing vision.

Wozniak goes on to explain how this time away from Apple will give Jobs a chance to clear his mind. Often times minds like his (Jobs’) are able to see things in ways that other people simply aren’t. “Your mind floats,” Wozniak explains. And when your mind floats, a mind like Jobs’ will be able to see into the future and conceptualize wonderful new products for Apple.

In regards to what may seem like topsy-turvy messages being sent by Jobs to the public regarding his condition, Wozniak remains firm in taking the information at face value. If Jobs needs a break, then he deserves a break and we should let him get better. The daily updates regarding Jobs’ health condition and possible ailments based on unfounded analysis by anyone who will talk, written by everyone who is listening, are simply shameful. Speculation won’t die down, and surely Jobs’ letters don’t help alleviate shareholder and investor concerns. But delving into the man’s personal, private life, nearly demanding medical records should never be done, by anyone.

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14 Comments to “Steve Wozniak Sheds Some Light On Steve Jobs’ Health Issues (Video)”

jojo22 @ January 17th, 2009 at 8:20 pm
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I agree with this article for the most part. Absolutely. Reporting about Apple and its products is one thing, and its fine. Reporting about the future of the company and the markets and all that is also fine. But when it gets into Jobs’s personal medical life and people ask to see official doctor’s documents or something. That is NUTS !!! He’s a human being first, and a CEO second, maybe third.

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Aviv @ January 17th, 2009 at 8:45 pm
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Agreed jojo. When they pick apart his health issues with moronic “analysts” and “health experts”, it’s really classless. And keep in mind they have the “breaking news” banner up the whole time, because ya know… It all just happened.

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James Durran @ January 18th, 2009 at 5:19 am
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Somehow I got a feeling Apple will get by just fine!

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Rob @ January 18th, 2009 at 9:33 am
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Yep- the Woz is right on, and, it’s sad to me that even this stellar bunch of reporters has to get educated about the right thing to do. Take Jobs’ statements at face value, and be understanding, be humane.

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Aviv @ January 18th, 2009 at 12:48 pm
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@Rob: Agreed… In fact, I think Woz should purchase 30 minutes of prime time television, just like Obama !!!

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CK @ January 18th, 2009 at 5:38 pm
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@Aviv: Good idea. That should shuddup some fools.

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Josh @ January 18th, 2009 at 11:58 pm
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To users or investor perspective Steve Jobs is first CEO. The human being comes way later since only very very small fraction of users or investors have any personal communication with him. Due to the fact that Steve Jobs position in the company has proven influence on AAPL his health isn’t a private issue.

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Sergey @ January 19th, 2009 at 12:35 am
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Somehow I got a feeling Apple will get by just fine!

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shtirletz @ January 19th, 2009 at 4:44 am
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Somehow I got a feeling Apple will get by just fine!!

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Apple Guy @ January 19th, 2009 at 10:03 am
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I’m old enough to remember Apple without Steve Jobs and the last time he left it went to hell in a basket. Hope everyone has learned their lesson and he’s done some work to instill his vision on the company.

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grayaudio @ January 19th, 2009 at 2:20 pm
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those are long finger nails woz :/

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Gibi @ January 20th, 2009 at 1:32 am
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To users or investor perspective Steve Jobs is first CEO. The human being comes way later since only very very small fraction of users or investors have any personal communication with him. Due to the fact that Steve Jobs position in the company has proven influence on AAPL his health isn’t a private issue..

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Enrio @ January 21st, 2009 at 10:56 am
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Somehow I got a feeling Apple will get by just fine!!!

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Dawood @ November 10th, 2009 at 10:49 am
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Hope recent award of decade’s CEO will help to recover from illness.

all notable tributes and quotes on Steve Jobs from peers: http://www.tributespaid.com/quotes-on/steve-jobs

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