Steve Jobs is dead? The news that Steve Jobs experienced a fatal error came charging across the Bloomberg financial newswire on Wednesday afternoon in the form of a 17-page obituary published by mistake. The accidental obit was spotted by an eagle-eyed tipster who's waited decades for his moment to shine.
As the obituary crossed the Bloomberg wire and then suddenly disappeared again, hundreds of Apple shareholders may have had their own brush with death after eyeballing the story. The timing of the obit was freakishly macabre since the recent controversy over reports of Apple's CEO's secret battle with pancreatic cancer.
The best news is that Steve Jobs is alive and well, filling any open handicap parking spot he can find at One Infinite Loop. I'm sure some ultra-noob at Bloomberg was handed the customary ass hat to proudly wear for the rest of the year.
Bloomberg immediately retracted the obituary, releasing this statement; "An incomplete story referencing Apple Inc. was inadvertently published by Bloomberg News at 4:27 p.m. New York time today. The item was never meant for publication and has been retracted."