So, Steve Jobs was a lot sicker than Apple let on--like, liver transplant sick. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Jobs underwent a liver transplant two months ago in order to deal with the liver metastes of his neuroendocrine pancreatic tumor.
Orac has some extended explanation. Key points:
- Steve Jobs' wealth and power let him jump the queue for organ transplants in a way that even I am uncomfortable with--and I am in favor of paying organ donors.
- The transplant is highly controversial with an unknown success rate
- There's a pretty good chance that in the next five years, we'll find out whether CEOs matter--at least to Apple.