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FBI file: Steve Jobs a 'driven, reality distorter'

Original post made on Feb 10, 2012

A newly released FBI file on Steve Jobs paints a portrait of a driven, complex individual with a "tendency to distort reality" to achieve his goals. The file was gathered in 1991 when President George H.W. Bush was considering appointing Jobs to the President's Export Council.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 10, 2012, 12:23 PM

Comments (4)

Posted by James, a resident of Whisman Station
on Feb 10, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I think driven, visionary people tend to create reality distortion fields to make possible what most people think is impossible.

Posted by sboj evets, a resident of Whisman Station
on Feb 10, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Well, at least we now have a blueprint on how to be one of the most successful entrepreneurs ever! BTW - who says he distorted reality? What does that mean exactly? Does it mean he lied? I like the comments on the previous post - Does it (could it) mean he was visionary and saw the future before it happened (and, he helped shape it)?

Posted by kman, a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 10, 2012 at 2:41 pm

"marijuana, cocaine, narcotics of hallucinogens" "alcohol offense, or had been member of the Communist Party"

Is that what it takes to become a visionary extraordinar?

Is the Voice or FBI trying to push something here?

Posted by Steve, a resident of Shoreline West
on Feb 10, 2012 at 3:47 pm

sboj evets seems to be asking very useful questions...nicely done! I might add the question: where might there be an undistorted reality? What happens when the commentator's view is distorted (including this commentator)? Come on, we as a society need more critical thinking skills from our NEWS reporters. What do I have to do, apply for work as a reporter for the Mountain View Voice? Or possibly the Palo Alto Weekly, since this story is referenced from that NEWS entity.

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