Wanna Talk With Steve Jobs? Just Write Critically About the iPad

May 19, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Ryan Tate, a blogger at Valleywag, got ticked off after watching an iPad advertisement billing the device as "a revolution" and sent to Apple CEO Steve Jobs what he calls "an angry email." 

What was surprising was what came next: Jobs wrote back. But what makes the exchange even more surprising is that Tate writes for a blog owned by Gawker Media, which is being criminally investigated for its purchase of an unreleased version of the iPhone. Tate says that although he didn’t first make his affiliation with Gawker clear, he did later in the email exchange, and "Jobs didn’t seem bothered."

Tate began by asking Jobs what the iPad has to do with revolution, writing that "revolutions are about freedom." Jobs responded by writing, "Yep, freedom from programs that steal your private data. Freedom from programs that trash your battery. Freedom from porn. Yep, freedom. The times they are a changin’, and some traditional PC folks feel like their world is slipping away. It is."



  1. Hi Mr Jobs,
    I wonder what Apple is waiting for to create software for APA on the MAC. I have 2 MAC computer and I am going to school but cannot get an APA program that works on my MAC. Are there any near future plans for this software?
    Thank you,

  2. Hi again,
    I cannot criticize what I do not own. The iPad is too expensive!

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  4. It is cool that you posted about this. I found you on google and I had been searching for info about this. Nice website, thank you for the info.

  5. Hi Mr. Jobs,
    I am a 53 year old man with cerebral palsy. For Christmas I talked my sister Ellie into getting me the Apple Ipad and I absolutely love it. Even with my shaky movements, I handle it as well as I handle my regular computer and my regular speaking device.
    The only problem I’m having is trying to get the font in the calender and contact applications big enough to read. If any one reading this can help me, feel free to email me at gleveritt@msn.com

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