Steve Jobs is back -- and that all bushwah about a "slight hormone" imbalance, which was obviously hogwash from the git-go, turned out to be bad enough that he's got a new liver.
Why'd they lie? Because Apple stock prices are tied to Jobs like siamese twins joined at the hip.
And he's still saying there won't be a dedicated Apple ebook reader. Might be a multifunction touchscreen tablet that can be used to read books, of course. Then again, given the history of prevarication from Apple about, well, everything, I wouldn't bet that the sun would come up in the morning if they said it was gonna.
The big deal this month from Apple is the iPod and iPod Touch, the latter of which supposedly has the new Broadcom BCM4329 wi-fi chip that will allow internet connections fast enough to blow the doors off the iPhone, though it's just there, and not yet activated ...
On the other hand, I got a note from J.D. Have a look at the mock-up and story on the Asus eee-reader.
A couple years from now, the landscape is going to be different when it comes to these things. Or as Bobby Zimmerman used to say, Don't speak too soon/ for the wheel's still in spin/