|Is that Steve Jobs?|
“He’s probably, knowing his time was short, sketched out ideas that are beyond the scope of the current road map,” said Roger Kay of Wayland-based Endpoint Technologies. “He probably did the kind of sketching for people like DaVinci.”
Jobs was seen on Wednesday outside the Stanford Cancer Center in Palo Alto on Feb. 8 in a frail and skeletal form looking about just 130 pounds.
Carl D. Howe, a tech market analyst at the Boston-based Yankee Group, said reports of Jobs’ grim health will probably have the same minimal effect on Apple’s stock price as news of his medical leave.
“You don’t run a $60 billion company with one person, no matter how much it makes for a good story,” Howe said. “This is about a culture more than a person.”
Word of Jobs’ latest medical leave did put a short-term drag on Apple’s stock, but news of major quarterly gains quickly reversed any damage.
Now we all learnt in college that companies have perpetual succession. Their existence doesn't just depend on one person. If the reports are really true, we learn how true that is pretty soon. I do believe things will go on as usual. Business never stops. Here is wishing a quick recovery to Steve Jobs.