Steve Jobs: Our Motives Are Pure
We have covered several email exchanges between Apple customers and Steve Jobs in the past.
While Steve Jobs is popular for his simple Yes or No replies to questions customers ask, we have rarely come across a genuine debate that the Apple CEO has engaged in.
ValleyWag blogger Ryan Tate has now published contents of a recent email conversation that he had with Jobs where the two engage in a passionate argument over Apple's policies.
According to Tate, he wrote the email after getting annoyed by an Apple commercial that calls the iPad a "revolution". In the email, Tate accuses Apple of stifling freedom and harping on irrelevant technical issues in order to serve the company's business interests.
In his defense, Steve Jobs notes that the iPad is a revolution in the sense that it offers the users freedom from porn and programs that "steal private data" and drain batteries. Jobs further goes on to note that Apple's motives are pure and that they are merely building a platform, which they think offers the users an experience they have envisioned.
The entire email conversation between Ryan Tate and Steve Jobs is embedded below. As is evident from the tone of the conversation, Tate is highly critical of Apple's policies. Refreshingly though, Steve Jobs appears to have taken on a well-balanced approach. Also, as TechCrunch notes, one of the biggest take-aways from the email exchange is the fact that Apple's policies are clearly on a path, which the company feels will genuinely lead to a better future. While one may disagree with Apple's walled-garden approach, Steve Jobs believes that the success of the App Store is testament to the fact that this is something that customers actually want.
Check out the email conversation below.
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