= R =
reality-distortion field n.
An expression used to
describe the persuasive ability of managers like Steve Jobs (the
term originated at Apple in the 1980s 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
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.