[Dateline: Friday, October 22, 2010, Talkeetna, Alaska.] After Apple very quietly announced that their Mac Java port is deprecated, a CIO wrote Steve Jobs, and Mr. Jobs sent his usual one-line reply. Next up, James Gosling, the "father of Java", replied to Mr. Jobs' comments, basically saying they were inaccurate.
Rather than repeat it all here, I'll just send you over to my earlier article, which I just updated: Apple - Mac Java is deprecated, what it means. Please see the end of that article for the latest updates.