This may not be news to some but I just heard it yesterday. Seems he's losing weight and when Apple was questioned they said it's a personal matter. Shareholders would argue otherwise but that's not my point. I guess he had pancreatic cancer and the long term of that bout is never good. I don't know if I qualify as a "Fan Boy" but still have a working IIc and tractor drive printer and every time I see the Apple logo I suppress a smug little smile that comes from being a member of the 'one of the knowing the true way club'. To be one of the original 64 kb prodos/basic boys just adds to it. Sure this aluminum imac still suffers from the 'random plug yanked from wall shutdown syndrome' but even after working on a PSE image for 1/2 hour and losing it a simple restart gets me going, I see that Apple logo, and I smile and all is forgiven. Like having kids, or 'grown up' kids all over again. Given the myriad of gifts Apple has brought to the world that even PC users now take for granted I am wondering Cafe thoughts. Consider that just the ipod has generated hundreds of third party accessories and thousands of jobs not to mention the complete revolution in the way music is played. Take away the superior functionality of the products and the always leading edge UI and just consider the sheer elegance of Apple design! No matter his personality Steve Jobs is Apple and I can not think of one person in this generation that has brought so much innovation, broke more unchartered ground and raised the bar in as many applications as him. Truly he deserves the Nobel now or later IMHO. Glenn ps, please, please if you have negative thoughts about him or Apple I think most would agree that this post is not the place to vent.