The recent news about Steve Jobs' health (and leave of absence) has caused a flurry of commentary and speculation. Can Apple survive without him? Is his health a private or public matter? Could he have been more forthcoming earlier? And what else isn't Apple telling us?

Whatever my answers to those questions, I wish him all the best in his recovery. And for what it's worth, those answers are "yes", "a little of each", "I don't know", and "see below".

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