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“L’Etat c’est Moi” is no longer the operating principle at Apple. There’s the rub, while in the olden days Jobs could be credibly accused of running a cult of personality at Apple; that was a long time ago. He’s made a considerable effort to spread the credit around.
This is really starting to remind me of health speculations on Soviet politburo members.
Apple’s stuffed with talented managers. The question is whether it’s well-supplied with visionaries. Steve Jobs is the single finest businessman of our lifetimes. He is unique among business giants in having revolutionized multiple fields, from personal computing (at least twice; arguably three times since Next lives on in the current Macs) to personal entertainment to music distribution to motion-picture animation, and now to cell phones. We aren’t likely to see his likes again when he passes. The next five months will be a time to keep a close watch on Apple as it rolls along without Steve as a daily force. I wish them the best. The world would be a drearier place without Apple.
Islets of Langerhans is where his rare (3%) pancreatic cancer was. If Andy Grove can beat cancer than so will Steve Jobs. He has a strong will and has access to the best medical minds. Who I’m sure are trying to get access to him to give advice
My prediction is Steve Jobs will be gone from Apple for one year but will return better than before but will not work himself to death any more
Islets of Langerhans is the area in which the endocrine (i.e., hormone-producing) cells of the pancreas are grouped. Discovered in 1869 by the famous German pathological anatomist Paul Langerhans, the islets of Langerhans constitute approximately 1 to 2% of the mass of the pancreas. There are about one million islets in a healthy adult human pancreas, which are distributed evenly throughout the organ; their combined mass is 1 to 1.5 grams.
It’s because Apple has a cult like following. It is a superior OS in some respects, but that does not expalin the Apple movement.