Update: Is Steve Jobs … Gimli?

I have nothing to add to the "Is Steve Jobs sick?" meme — other than pointing out his gaunt appearance even made Drudge today — but I’m puzzled at the football field worth of distance between him and Jim Goldman during a CNBC interview today. The resulting camera effect is akin to the sort of trick that turned actor John Rhys-Davies into Gimli the dwarf in the film version of The Lord of the Rings.

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[Update] Apparently Jobs is sick — which may explain the chasm between Goldman and Jobs in the interview. According to a strangely-sourced story in the WSJ, Jobs has been taking antibiotics and is getting better.