Reality Distortion Field

Reality distortion field (RDF) is a term coined by Bud Tribble at Apple Inc. in 1981, to describe company co-founder Steve Jobs’ charisma …
RDF is said to distort an audience’s sense of proportion or scale. Small advances are applauded as breakthroughs. Interesting developments become turning points, or huge leaps forward.

This Wikipedia definition of the „Reality distortion field” came to my mind every time an Iphone user today tweets, posts, … how cool it is that he/she/it can use his/her/its Iphone to listen to online-streams while tweeting (or doing similar things with the new „multitasking”1 in the OS X Update for the Iphone). I’m able to do that on my Nokia E71 since I bought in in 2008.

Witchcraft to the ignorant, … Simple science to the learned. – Leigh Brackett, 1942


And yes, I mean „OS X update for the Iphone” and not „Ios”, as Steve Jobs himself said that the Iphone is running OS X:

Youtube: Macworld 2007 - Steve Jobs presents the Iphone (relevant quote at 5 minutes into the presentation


[1] … It took Apple only three years to implement it and developers have to adapt their apps to make us of it. Welcome to the 21st century.

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