Because the conversation was off the record, I cannot disclose what Mr. Jobs told me. Suffice it to say that I didn’t hear anything that contradicted the reporting that John Markoff and I did this week. 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.
He says he can’t disclose information because of being “off the record”, but then he discloses top level information based off of his knowledge of the details from his “off the record” discussion.
In the article the “journalist” complains that investors should have all information relevant to their investment decisions, including the the health information about a CEO who is ill. News flash! Investing is gambling. Gambling is the act of playing games of chance for money. Investing is playing a game of chance.
Don’t invest if you don’t feel comfortable investing. If you are vested in a company and are nervous about your investment, you are free to sell your shares. It is that simple.