Dan Lyons, a technology writer who made a name for himself by maintaining the Secret Diary of Steve Jobs blog for many years, is hanging up his hat; he's called it quits. In a moving post on The Daily Beast, Lyons wrote that, with Jobs on an indefinite medical leave from Apple's day-to-day operations, it's time to respect his privacy.

As for me, well, I'm sorry, but I just can't bring myself to snoop around about Jobs and his health.

I know his old partner and friend, Steve Wozniak. And I just can't bring myself to call Woz and ask him what he knows. I'm sorry. I know a surgeon who has worked at Stanford Medical Center, where Steve Jobs has received a great deal of his medical treatment. But I won't ask her what she's heard. For one thing, she won't tell me. For another, all the hot showers in the world could not wash that stink off me. I won't ask my friends who work at Apple what they know. I've never asked them for any inside information about Apple. We're friends. I respect that. They don't know what's wrong with their boss. They're just feeling awful.

I know the feeling. Today I'm feeling awful, too.

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