FORTUNE -- I don't know for certain who writes The Macalope column for Macworld, but I think he put his finger on something interesting Saturday in A Fundamental Disconect, his round-up of the week's Apple (AAPL) news.
"Apparently," he writes, "some bit has switched somewhere—like a Manchurian candidate being triggered—and everyone is willfully ignoring the state of things in Cupertino."
The evidence he cites from last week's news:
What's going on? The Macalope reminds readers that Apple engineers used to say Steve Jobs was surrounded by a "reality distortion field" with which he persuaded people they could do the impossible. Could it be, the antlered one suggests, that Jobs' RDF has been turned inside out?
"There is a fundamental break from reality going on here," he writes, pointing readers to a recent column by Ben Bajarin:
"Since [Steve Jobs's] passing his reality distortion field still exists but it has moved from inside Apple to outside Apple. Mainly to the many on the street and the mainstream media (just looking for headlines) who have caught the reality distortion field syndrome and now ... believe in a reality that does not exist."
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