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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. 22 23:51
TechrightsBot-scTitle: The student who won’t accept ‘leave us alone’ from Steve Jobs - .::. 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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