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June 10, 2011: 10:45 AM ET

How to wrap your mind around Apple's vision of the post-PC world

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Four days after Steve Jobs' keynote address at Apple's (AAPL) Worldwide Developers Conference, commentators were still searching for ways to convey what it signified -- often by comparing Apple's approach to Google's (GOOG) or Microsoft's (MSFT) or Amazon's (AMZN).

Below, we've posted excerpts from the best analysis we've seen or heard this week. If you come across something that helps you understand what Apple is trying to do, put a pointer in the comment stream and maybe we'll add it to the mix.

The Brooks Review's Ben Brooks in Apple's Magnum Opus:

What Apple has done here is to sit down and say: "what bugs me and ideally how should it work", then they turned that into WWDC's announcement. These changes don't feel like bug fixes or feature upgrades, they feel like a rethinking of computing.

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