Apple Technical Document 205422 – recently discovered by several Mac users and forwarded to Crazy Apple Rumors Site – is considered highly unusual.
It is one of but a handful of documents in the company’s online database that do not cover any technical details of Apple hardware or software, or either any administrative matters such as the AppleCare protection plan.
Instead, this particular document details the horrible pain of prostate infection.
According to the document,
OH, MY GOD! THE PAIN! THE BURNING! OH, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CAN’T SOMEONE MAKE IT STOP?!
Dr. Leon Taylor of the Stanford University Medical Center said “Prostate infection is not tied to prostate cancer, which is obviously far more serious, but it’s still pretty nasty. Horribly painful urination, bleeding from the… uh… male organ…
“Pff. Man, I hope I never get it.”
According to Apple sources, the document was written several years ago by an Apple employee no longer with the company.
“He apparently took a couple of weeks of sick leave about the time he wrote this document,” said Barry Kaul, manager of Apple’s online database of technical documents.
“We’re still not sure how it got in there. I mean, the whole thing just goes on and on about the fever, the painful ejaculation…
“And all in capital letters. It’s totally against our style guide.”
Kaul said he has removed the document from the database and also taken the added step of scheduling a preventive care visit with his doctor.
“Because… man, I don’t want to get that.”