The New York Times describes Fusion-io, a start-up Steve Wozniak has joined:
The company relies on high-speed flash memory, commonly used to store data on an iPod or digital camera. Fusion-io takes many flash chips and packs them together on a module that is a bit bigger than a deck of cards. The module slides into certain slots inside servers. That gives the main computing chip quick access to data stored on the flash chips. In traditional systems, servers must hunt for data on separate storage systems linked to the processor by a slower connection.
Pretty cool stuff, considering flash memory is quietly showing up on scenes once dominated only by traditional spinning hard drives.
The story is good, but then the writer drags this up again:
Mr. Wozniak expressed support for Steven P. Jobs, Apple’s co-founder and chief executive, who took a leave of absence from Apple in January to deal with unspecified health issues. Asked about public concerns over Mr. Jobs’s health and lack of public disclosures, Mr. Wozniak played the matter down.
“I am kind of glad that it subsided quickly and has been rather low-key,” he said.
Someone tell me: what the hell does that have to do with Woz or his newest company? I’m disappointed they just tacked this onto the end of the piece.