Thursday, July 24, 2008

An Open letter to Steve Jobs

On reading this again....I've realized It's really not my best writing ever...mostly I think I was just too pissed to think straight ;-)

Dear Steve,

I'm writing, as an apple user of over 20 years, to express my outrage at having been advertised at while minding my own business using your operating system.
I was working on some software for my company when, from nowhere, I was alerted, by an annoying and blatant advertisement, that could update and purchase your product "Mobile Me"
This "alert" appeared without any input from me...I was working in another application entirely. I then had to track down how to make the mobile me menu item go away...because there was no setting in the menu kill the icon in the top top right corner of the screen.

This is a violation of my trust in your company. It is a violation in my trust that I will not be advertised at while using your operating system.

This is something I would expect from Microsoft. Frankly, if this is the direction in which your company is headed I will take my money somewhere else that will not harass me while I'm trying to work.

Thanks for your time,
Chris Haseman


Shane Conder said...

Yick. That sounds annoying -- and bad. I wonder if that sort of thing will start triggering on the iPhones, too?

Good luck finding that somewhere else, though...

Megan Coleman said...

Ew. That's gross. Stop it Steve!

Shane Conder said...

Ok, now I'm annoyed... I've got a dialog over my iTunes -- with no close button -- advertising you-know-what.

You've jinxed me.

Sharon said...

You do know, don't you, that you are a stockholder in Apple, Inc.?
And - YES - it's VERY annoying especially when I converted my "dotmac" account into a "dotme" account and couldn't get to either for more than three days!!##)$*$@(*#.