Monday, October 29, 2007

STEVE JOBS ATTORNEYS SEND "CEASE AND DESIST" LETTER TO 9-YEAR-OLD

(h/t http://TechBurgh.com)

You have to read this. Unbelievable. I don't even want to hear the word POD for a week.

http://cbs13.com/topstories/local_story_104012157.html

4 comments:

  1. that is damn poor customer relations and just sucks on a personal level.

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  2. It's good business, I'd say. Apple doesn't want any proof that they stole someone's idea.

    Seriously, what's the best way to prove that this Mr. Jobs, whoever the hell he is, stole your idea? Why, send him letters with every imaginable idea under the sun. Then when Apple proceeds to actually implement one of them, it has to cut you in for a piece of it. No, the reality is, this little kid is one slick operator, don't let her fool you.

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  3. Judge,

    I sense a bit of tongue-in-cheekiness in your response, but I agree that this was a CYA (cover your ass) move for Apple. I remember cases coming up where someone claimed they'd given a company an idea, which the company implemented & profited from and for which the idea-giver was not being paid.

    Companies' Research & Development &, I daresay, Marketing departments are continuously looking for new ways to hoodwink new customers. So it's very possible for companies to already be working on many of the unsolicited ideas they receive - before they receive them.

    That being said, this could've def been handled better. For the love of Mike, couldn't Apple's Customer Relations dept., rather than Legal, have addressed this in a better way?

    For the record, Ms. Mon, I don't like hearing the word POD at anytime, anywhere, ick.

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  4. hey, i just read the article in the pg!

    neat.

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