Jobs Takes Medical Leave from Apple

My Twitter feed was ablaze starting about an hour ago with variations of the above headline. Many news agencies are also reporting the same. The report is that he’ll be gone through June. But I’m not sure. I agree with Ryan Block:

Jobs finally stepping down (even if only for a few months), huh? I dunno, something in my gut tells me he might not be back.

We’ll see what happens over the coming months. Bot one thing can be certain: nearly every day most, if not all, of the tech blogs will be speculating and looking for information from their “sources” about Jobs’ health.
I just hope the man can get some peace.

Apple Leaving Macworld after 2009

Apple has announced 2009 will be its last year at Macworld. I’m surprised, yet not at the same time.

Apple is reaching more people in more ways than ever before, so like many companies, trade shows have become a very minor part of how Apple reaches its customers.

This follows the trend Apple started (I believe) when they pulled out of NAB 2007. I will be interested to see what Macworld will become without a Stevenote ((This we’ll actually see this year as Phil Schiller wil be delivering the keynote.)) or Apple booth.

[via Ryan Block]