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"Has Steve Jobs lost his magic?" asks Leander Kahney, the man who made a career of baiting Apple fans (which, actually, is a cottage industry). Kahney's reasoning: Jobs's WWDC keynote speech on Monday wasn't as exciting as past events.

Steve had an off day, sure. But all he was announcing was a new desktop (which everyone expected) and a rack-mounted server (who even cares?) — not the same as this winter, when the Apple CEO launched the first Intel-based Apple, or last year, when he pulled out a video iPod. He'll be right as rain when he announces the inevitable iPhone, right?

Maybe Leander's old schtick of questioning the Power of Jobs is just wearing thin, so Leander's blowing what he has left while he looks for one last book deal for his "Cult of ___" series.


Has Steve Jobs Lost His Magic? [Wired News]