How the Mac was born... supposedly...

From: Jim Battle <>
Date: Tue Jan 11 20:36:39 2005

Vintage Computer Festival wrote:

> On Tue, 11 Jan 2005, John Foust wrote:
>>At 02:07 PM 1/11/2005, Computer Collector Newsletter wrote:
>>>You were yelled at by Jobs? Please share the tale with the rest of us. :)
>>This is not a rare event. I would guess there must be a web site
>>devoted to such tales. They happen/ed regularly.
> I haven't (yet) been yelled at by Jobs but I have been given a dirty look
> by Bill Gates.

This is perhaps bad to tell a second hand story, but it is on thread and
I'll keep it short.

A good friend/mac fanatic since 1985 was quite excited that an apple
store was opening in chicago. he went just about every day for a week.
  after a couple weeks he called the store at opening time to ask if
they had something or other in stock. they were supposed to open at
10am. he called at 10am, and the phone rang and rang. he called again,
same thing. finally, at 10:05 someone finally answered. perturbed, he
wrote an email to steve jobs to inform him that the chicago store was
slacking off. the reply came minutes later, personally from steve jobs:

        Dennis, you are an asshole.

Received on Tue Jan 11 2005 - 20:36:39 GMT

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