Over the weekend, some whiny girl who wanted some comments from Apple so she could write a killer article on the use of iPads in academia got an iSock stuffed her mouth when Jobs responded, “Please leave us alone.”
She needed the company’s input for an article she was writing on the topic. But her repeated phone calls and voicemail messages to Apple’s media relations department went unreturned. So she wrote to Jobs himself. “The completion of this article is crucial to my grade in the class, and it may potentially get published in our university’s newspaper … I have called countless times throughout the week, leaving short, but detailed, messages which included my contact information and the date of my deadline. Today, I left my 6th message, which stressed the increasingly more urgent nature of the situation. It is now the end of the business day, and I have not received a call back. My deadline is tomorrow,” she wrote.
After Jobs replied that “Of course, she naturally went on to blame her problems on other people, just like everyone else in this country. She wrote that Apple was hypocritical for being a company that does so much for students (presumably the thesis of her article), yet doesn’t “responsibly handle the inquiries of professional journalists on deadlines.”
Thankfully, Steve Jobs’s sense of self-importance is pretty spot-on and he replied:
“Our goals do not include helping you get a good grade. Sorry.”
Awesome. Hilarious girl thinks that the face of modern American entrepreneurship should write her paper for her. She could probably even avoid failing out of school if he manages to give her few quotes that could make her article worthy of a D+.
firstname.lastname@example.org: “We have over 300 million users and we can’t respond to their requests unless they involve a problem of some kind. Sorry.”
Chelsea Kate Isaacs: “I AM one of your 300 million users…Please, I am on deadline.”
email@example.com: “Please leave us alone.”
-All quotes from abcnews.com
Ironically, by being a bit of a jerk, El Jobso seems to have spoon fed her a far bigger story than she ever would have written otherwise. But she’s also an idiot because he told her exactly how to get their attention: claim to have an issue with a product. You have to be creative in this business to get noticed, lady.
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