Jobbed Liver

Saletan questions Steve Jobs' liver transplant, given his announced leave. The point, however valid, seems unusually callous to me:

Given his symptoms, in the absence of further information, the most likely reason [for his leave] is recurrence or complications of his cancer. If that's the case, then Jobs, having gamed the system to obtain a liver that could have saved somebody else, might soon take that liver to his grave. And he's had it less than two years. ... We're all pulling for you. It's your life and your family. But that liver wasn't yours. Somebody died to make it available. And other people who aren't billionaires may have died on waiting lists so you could have it.

At least Will gives Jobs props for being honest about the transplant and promoting easier organ donation in California. But still, the man is ill.