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Context of Steve Jobs' “Leave Us Alone” Remark Helps Reveal More Arrogance

Chris Crocker
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Summary: Evidence of Steve Jobs' impatience leads to some strong responses

A FEW days ago we remarked on the character of Apple's CEO because the vanity seems to be partly rooted in this company's idol. A Canadian reader of ours, FurnaceBoy who is typically a proponent of some Apple/Mac products, did not appreciate Jobs' remarks and he referenced this new article from Canada.



The second-last thing Chelsea Kate Isaacs was expecting was a personal email from Steve Jobs.

The very last thing was the iSnub.

Isaacs, a 22-year-old Long Island University journalism student, had emailed the Apple Inc. founder when she couldn’t get a comment from Apple’s media-relations office to complete her school assignment.

[...]

“Nope,” wrote Jobs. “We have over 300 million users and we can’t respond to their requests unless they involve some kind of problem. Sorry.”

I am a customer, Isaacs hammered out on her BlackBerry. I do have a problem. And then came the iSnub: “Please leave us alone.”


Below we put parts of the IRC log which discusses this.

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FurnaceBoyschestowitz: Steve Jobs is a dick. http://www.thestar.com/business/companies/apple/article/864844--the-student-who-won-t-accept-leave-us-alone-from-steve-jobsSep 22 23:51
TechrightsBot-scTitle: The student who won’t accept ‘leave us alone’ from Steve Jobs - thestar.com .::. Size~: 85.33 KBSep 22 23:51
schestowitzI know. I blogged and €µ-blogged itSep 22 23:52
FurnaceBoyah.Sep 22 23:53
schestowitzJobs is right in a waySep 22 23:55
schestowitzGiven the full correspondencedSep 22 23:55
schestowitzShe kept mailingSep 22 23:55
schestowitzHe should learn to ignoreSep 22 23:55
schestowitzAnd dump E-mail if that helpsSep 22 23:55
FurnaceBoyshe's a real person with real concernsSep 23 00:05
FurnaceBoythe interaction is very revealingSep 23 00:05
FurnaceBoy“Nope,” wrote Jobs. “We have over 300 million users and we can’t respond to their requests unless they involve some kind of problem. Sorry.”Sep 23 00:06
FurnaceBoythat's bullshit arroganceSep 23 00:06
schestowitzthat's jobsSep 23 00:26
schestowitzyou used to defend Macs/AppleSep 23 00:27
schestowitzI'd take RMS over JobsSep 23 00:27
FurnaceBoyi still defend them from silliness, but i've never really liked jobsSep 23 00:34
FurnaceBoybut, i don't entirely blame him, i thikn the problem stems from apple being a public coSep 23 00:34
schestowitzHe has good PRSep 23 00:34
schestowitzJeans and allSep 23 00:34
FurnaceBoysort of.Sep 23 00:34
FurnaceBoyhe's old nowSep 23 00:34
FurnaceBoyhe used to go barefoot, like stallmanSep 23 00:34
FurnaceBoyhe's a curious product of the 20th CSep 23 00:35

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