Steve Jobs: chiarezza definitiva sulla sua salute


A mettere, si spera, la parola definitiva sul teatrino mediatico relativo alle sue condizioni di salute ci pensa lo stesso Steve Jobs, in una lettera aperta alla "Apple Community".

Secondo quanto dichiara Jobs, il dimagrimento è dovuto ad uno squilibrio ormonale, di cui è stata individuata la causa e a cui si sta facendo fronte con una terapia adeguata: la situazione si dovrebbe risolvere entro la primavera, anche se non si può parlare di convalescenza in quanto continuerà regolarmente la sua attività di CEO di Apple.

Il CEO di Cupertino esprime chiaramente la sua (a nostro parere giustificata) riluttanza a parlare dell'argomento, essendo la salute un fatto squisitamente privato: solo, infatti, condizioni fisiche tali da non permettere la sua attività di amministratore delegato lo avrebbero obbligato a rendere pubblica la questione, secondo la normativa vigente negli USA per le società quotate in borsa.

Dopo il "salto", la versione integrale della lettera.

Dear Apple Community,

For the first time in a decade, I’m getting to spend the holiday season with my family, rather than intensely preparing for a Macworld keynote.

Unfortunately, my decision to have Phil deliver the Macworld keynote set off another flurry of rumors about my health, with some even publishing stories of me on my deathbed.

I’ve decided to share something very personal with the Apple community so that we can all relax and enjoy the show tomorrow.

As many of you know, I have been losing weight throughout 2008. The reason has been a mystery to me and my doctors. A few weeks ago, I decided that getting to the root cause of this and reversing it needed to become my #1 priority.

Fortunately, after further testing, my doctors think they have found the cause—a hormone imbalance that has been “robbing” me of the proteins my body needs to be healthy. Sophisticated blood tests have confirmed this diagnosis.

The remedy for this nutritional problem is relatively simple and straightforward, and I’ve already begun treatment. But, just like I didn’t lose this much weight and body mass in a week or a month, my doctors expect it will take me until late this Spring to regain it. I will continue as Apple’s CEO during my recovery.

I have given more than my all to Apple for the past 11 years now. I will be the first one to step up and tell our Board of Directors if I can no longer continue to fulfill my duties as Apple’s CEO. I hope the Apple community will support me in my recovery and know that I will always put what is best for Apple first.

So now I’ve said more than I wanted to say, and all that I am going to say, about this.

Steve

[Grazie per le segnalazioni]

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