reality distortion field

reality distortion field

Reality Distortion Field (RDF) is a term coined by Bud Tribble at Apple Computer in 1981, to describe company co-founder Steve Jobs’ charisma and its effects on the developers working on the Macintosh project.

Tribble said that the term came from Star Trek.

Later the term has also been used to refer to perceptions of Job’s keynote speeches (or "Stevenotes") by observers and devoted users of Apple computers and products.

The RDF was said by Andy Hertzfeld to be Steve Jobs’ ability to convince himself and others to believe almost anything with a mix of charm, charisma, bravado, hyperbole, marketing, appeasement and persistence.

RDF was said to distort an audience’s sense of proportion and scales of difficulties and made them believe that the task at hand was possible.

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Posted by CONTROTONO on 2016-09-29 13:57:53

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Posted by CONTROTONO on 2016-09-29 09:47:46

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The seasons of our lives unfold

The seasons of our lives unfold

…if we will them to or not.

I have perfect vision. That is, I thought I did until recently. When I tried to dust three different computer screens this week without an improvement of the text’s blurriness, I realized I needed to consider that my vision is declining. I had noticed some issues with books, but wrote that off to being tired. It seems the seasons of my own life are unfolding, too.

This house is located in Clay County, Iowa. It is deteriorating quickly, and it’s presence right off a major state highway on the same property as a cool barn and attached silo have drawn a lot of flickr attention to it. In fact, I received an email on flickr with a link to a ‘rural exploration’ video set at this location.

I know a range of motivations draw people to scrumptious morsels of rural abandonment…but my motivation is not to stir my fears or the fear of anyone else. I am interested in the investment made by people many years ago in this property and others like it, in this rural area that promised a way of life and a home for their families. This, and curiosity about their lives…their hopes and dreams that were woven in the building of their houses. I guess I don’t mind that others are motivated differently…it’s just not my thing!

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Posted by McMorr on 2008-09-05 23:50:22

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