Steve Jobs, Shrinking Along With the iPod

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Maybe one day if you are young and cute, they'll call you a Sloane. Photo: Reuters (2001), Getty Images

Like a starlet the tabloids have deemed TOO THIN, yesterday poor Steve Jobs finally had to take to the media to address the speculation about his major weight loss. He was not, he said, dying or starving himself to a size 00 for the Oscars; he had "a hormone imbalance" that has made him protein deficient and he's been receiving treatment. But looking at this series of pictures of Jobs from 2001 to 2005, which appeared on the front page of the Journal this morning, we had to wonder: Is he dieting so as to not look fat next to the evolving iPod?