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2011: The year Android had Multiple Personality Disorder

Dec 28, 2011, 18:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In modern psychiatric medicine, the term 'Dissociative Identity Disorder' (or DID for short) is used to describe what is commonly referred to as Multiple Personality Disorder — a rare mental illness in which a human being manifests distinctly different and separate personalities in their own brain, each of which have their own pattern of perceiving and interacting with the environment.

"Awareness of the condition was first popularized with the 1974 novel and then the 1976 NBC television miniseries 'Sybil' starring actress Sally Field, which was re-made in 2007 with Tammy Blanchard reprising the title role.

"If you could sum up what was wrong with Android in 2011, this despite it having achieved the market leading platform position in the mobile industry, Dissociative Identity Disorder just about describes it exactly. Here's why."

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