As I type this, Apple is hosting its annual shareholder's meeting, where one of the topics of discussion is likely focused on the health of CEO Stave Jobs and a succession plan for the company if Jobs is unable to return to work in June. Jobs' absence from the meeting is likely reason enough for shareholders to raise the issue of Jobs' health.
Also see: Jobs’ medical leave: right to privacy vs right to know
If it were being webcast, I'd be listening in and live-blogging for you. But that's not happening today and it's unlikely that you'll be able to find any live coverage - not even real-time Twitter blasts from the shareholders in attendance.
Apple's meeting is more secure than Fort Knox. The company is not allowing any communications devices inside the meeting - no Blackberrys, no iPhones, no laptops and definitely no recording equipment, according to the company's proxy statement filing.
Good move? Bad move?
Aside from the issue of Jobs' health, shareholders are also likely to ask about the economy's impact on Mac sales, the company's position on netbooks and the potential cannibalization of the iPhone by the iPod Touch. (I, for one, traded my AT&T-tied iPhone for a no-monthly-bill iPod Touch - and don't regret it one bit.)
How much information the company will actually cough up is certainly unclear. But just because Apple has locked the media out and shut down communications, doesn't mean that nothing will be written about this meeting. Eventually, details will emerge. But the company risks further speculation and rumor-mongering as details trickle out.
But that's something that Apple is probably already used to.