Jobs is basically healthy. That’s good news.
After weeks of rumors about his health going downhill or perhaps a reoccurrence of cancer, Jobs took the unusual step of calling a New York Times reporter to tell him ‘off the record’ that “While his health problems amounted to a good deal more than ‘a common bug,’ they weren’t life-threatening and he doesn’t have a recurrence of cancer.”
While I’m glad to hear that Jobs is relatively healthy, it does bother to get this news in such a roundabout way.
The reporter spends far more time on Jobs former health problems, an encounter with a rare, curable, form of pancreatic cancer, and whether or not his health should be a public issue at all than he does on the news.
This leaves a bad taste in my mouth.