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."