Tech/business pundits are going nuts about the announcement that Steve Jobs is going on a (6 months, I think) Medical Leave. I heard that some of these pundits are speculating that someone may decide to sue over this event--because someone ought to have alerted them to this possibility. This event has already caused a drop in the price of Apple stock. That may be a bit premature; Apple almost certainly has some stuff in the pipeline that will offset any hyper-pessimists. According to the announcement, the medical leave is until June, 2009. When you consider the context of this unsettled economy, you can sort of understand how someone who has suffered losses in the stock market may have a knee-jerk reaction. Personally, I believe that before Steve's medical leave is over, Apple will have a few announcements that will buck up the investment communities spirits--as well as the spirits of its customers.