http://www.macnn.com/articles/08/09/02/steve.jobs.seriously.ill/ Probably should be a pg2 rumor. I think it's time, given Apple secrecy, that an replacement CEO candidate be selected, just like Balmer took over for Gates. Let Steve still be the inspiration, but someone else can takeover day to day ops, in a Balmer like manner . According to Wiki on Jobs, there could be 3 more likely causes of the weight loses, complications arising from the pancreatic cancer, but the public will not know. One thing for sure would be long term survival rates for even Job's rarer form of cancer are not that great past 10yrs, or even 5. Time for Jobs to think about stepping down in the not to distant future??? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs Jobs is approaching the median survival time, after that it's luck of the draw...he could live another 2 decades, but who knows.