Written by: Adam Christianson
Categories: Maccast Members, Podcast
A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Episode 175. Reality distortion, if I were able to have a superpower this might be one I want. Most often we hear it associated with Apple and specifically Steve Jobs, but I believe the world has had many reality distorters. I also think that reality distortion might be the wrong word or at least the word is being applied incorrectly. I explore reality distortion. How does it work, what is it, and why do so few have it?
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Just wanted to pass along this for your awareness.