Remember back in October 2010 when Steve Jobs called out competitors and former RIM Co-CEO Jim Balsillie responded? Steve was basically trying to shift focus from Apple’s failures to his competitors saying he doesn’t believe RIM or Google would catch up with 7-inch tablets, to which former RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie replied:
For those of us who live outside of Apple’s distortion field, we know that 7” tablets will actually be a big portion of the market…
The reason I’m bringing this up is because the FBI recently released a file where they did a background on Steve Jobs after a bomb threat. As reported by Bloomberg:
“Several individuals questioned Mr. Jobs’ honesty stating that Mr. Jobs will twist the truth and distort reality in order to achieve his goals,” according to the materials released today by the FBI.
The FBI interviewed Jobs and people who knew him as part of a background check for a possible appointment by former President George H. W. Bush. Interviews were conducted with unnamed associates of Jobs to judge his character, drug use and potential prejudices, according to the file.
Several people commented “concerning past drug use on the part of Mr. Jobs,” according to the file.
Apparently this file is “decades-old” but as you can see, even the FBI and the people they interviewed observed the “reality distortion field” mentioned by Jim Balsillie. Nothing huge, just a bit I thought was humorous enough to mention. 😆