Steve Jobs to do some home working

30 Jun 2009

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is back at his desk at the iconic Silicon Valley technology company – albeit for only a few days a week – after recovering from a liver transplant. For the rest of the week, he’ll be based out of his home office.

Jobs (54), who has also survived pancreatic cancer, is the dynamic founder and CEO of tech giant Apple, creators of the iconic Macintosh computer family, the iPod and the breakthrough iPhone.

He underwent a full liver transplant in Memphis, Tennessee while on leave, and by accounts is “recovering well.”

“He’s back to work a few days in the office and the rest of the week from home,” Apple told a number of news outlets in San Francisco, including Reuters and the Financial Times.

Jobs’ health is being closely watched by the stock markets. Working partly from the office suggests that health-wise he is still recovering and at the same time trying to keep in line with disclosure agreements.

His importance to the market is due to his strategic input and guidance of new product development. The fact that he is back at the helm so quickly bodes well for Apple fans awaiting the next generation of products.

Concerns over his health over the past year caused a mini-storm of speculation on Wall Street, even resulting in one respected newswire accidentally publishing a pre-prepared obituary.

By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years