The news of Steve Jobs’ latest medical leave is the top story on the New York Times‘ website right now. The Times‘ top slot is usually reserved for big international news stories, indicting the importance of Apple’s news to the business and technology world. It has pushed out news about Tunisia’s new government and a fresh Wikileaks scandal about offshore banks and alleged tax cheats.
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Everyone here is shocked and saddened by the news that Steve Jobs is taking another leave of absence.
Whatever ails him, we hope he is treated successfully and makes a speedy recovery. Our sincerest best wishes go out to him and his family.
However, subtle differences in his two leave-of-abscence letters make us wonder whether things aren’t a little more serious this time around.