Steve Jobs' letter to the Apple community about his health problems seems to have reassured investors -- the stock closed up 4.22% in Monday trading.
But medically, Apple's (AAPL) CEO raised more questions than he answered.
His eight paragraph message contains remarkably few health-related facts. They're all contained in these three graphs:
"As many of you know, I have been losing weight throughout 2008. The reason has been a mystery to me and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 5, 2009 6:08 PM ET
Dan Lyons the former Forbes editor whose brilliant Web parodies of Apple's CEO entertained tech enthusiasts for two years, publicly apologized Friday to those who complain that he's not funny since he stopped writing as his alter ego, the Fake Steve Jobs.
"I really miss him," said Lyons, speaking in New York City at the Web 2.0 Expo, a tech conference sponsored by O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Lyons stopped contributing to his popular MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 19, 2008 12:34 PM ET
Joe Nocera buried his lead.
The New York Times columnist -- and former Fortune editor -- waited until the end of Saturday's 1,700-word "Talking Business" column about the health of Apple's CEO and the secrecy that surrounds it to reveal that on Thursday afternoon, several hours after he'd gotten his final "Steve's health is a private matter" from Apple's public relations machine, he got a call from Steve Jobs himself.
"This is MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 26, 2008 7:21 AM ET
Steve Jobs' health is in the news -- again. Apple isn't talking -- again. And investors are freaking out -- again.
So now's probably a good time to remind ourselves what we know, and don't know, about the health of Apple's CEO.
In 2003 Jobs learned that he had a malignant tumor in his pancreas -- a large gland behind the stomach that supplies the body with insulin and digestive enzymes. The MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 23, 2008 1:34 PM ET
Much of the speculation about Steve Jobs' rail-thin appearance at the unveiling of the new iPhone on June 9 has tended to be all or nothing.
Either his cancer has returned or he is recovering from a bout with a "common bug," as his spokeswoman told the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. "That's all there is to it," she said. (The talk may have unnerved investors a bit: Apple (AAPL) shares fell 4.1% MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 13, 2008 4:13 PM ET
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