Wednesday, January 16, 2008

URBAN DICTIONARY PHRASE OF THE DAY

reality-distortion field    
n.     An expression used to  describe the persuasive ability of managers like Steve Jobs (the  term originated at Apple Computer in the 1980's to describe his peculiar charisma). Those close to these managers become passionately committed to possibly insane projects, without regard to the  practicality of their implementation or competitive forces in the  marketpace.

"A reality distortion field. In Steve's presence, reality is malleable. He can convince anyone of practically anything. It wears off when he's not around, but it makes it hard to have realistic schedules."

6 comments:

Big Pissy said...

makes perfect sense to me.... ;-)

EBEZP said...

Yaeah and me BP.....NOT!!!

Jules said...

Hmmm... interesting one to pick... will this be a weekly entry? I like it!

EBEZP said...

It could be regular Jules yes! We'll get round to your favourites eventually!!

Cinn said...

it's funny you mention steve jobs because last night my friend told me about steve jobs (i'd never heard of him before) and she recommended the movie "pirates of silicon valley" which i plan on watching today.

EBEZP said...

Hope you enjoy it Cinn!! Small world really isn't it?