Want an A? Don’t talk to Steve Jobs.
Long Island University student Chelsea Kate Isaacs was writing a story for her journalism class about a project offering half-price iPads for students at her university. After having no luck with Apple’s PR team, she decided to kick it up a notch–and emailed Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who essentially told her to piss off. So Isaacs, pissed off that she “probably won’t get an A” now, got back at him by posting their email exchange on Gawker. Our favorite parts?
Because I have had such good experiences as a college student using Apple products, I was incredibly surprised to find Apple’s Media Relations Department to be absolutely unresponsive to my questions, which (as I had repeatedly told them in voicemail after voicemail) are vital to my academic grade as a student journalist.
Our goals do not include helping you get a good grade. Sorry.
Then, one email later, he ended the conversation for good:
Please leave us alone.
Note to Isaacs: if you want to make the Apple CEO happy, you probably shouldn’t tag all of your emails “Sent via Blackberry.”