Originally Posted by VTrain
How is a one-word reply without an exclamation point "tersely worded"?
- "–adjectiveters·er, ters·est.
1. neatly or effectively concise; brief and pithy, as language.
2. abruptly concise; curt; brusque.
Steve may have gone for definition number one. but it can be interpreted as definition number two!
Maybe the simple fact that Jobs didn't take the time out of his day to enlighten the writer by adding a few sentences as to why the answer is "no"! Or did Jobs keep his message short because THERE IS A DIFFERENCE when using a "digital" keyboard versus a tactile QWERTY keyboard with actual buttons and Jobs doesn't want to admit it?
If you're gonna take the time out to reply in the first place, for God sake use a little TACT! Use a little COMMON COURTESY! THE DECENT THING TO DO! POLITENESS! and a whole bunch of other descriptive words to drum up the impression that Jobs would treat a past customer and future customer (although I'd say FU Apple) with the way you (in this case, Steve Jobs) would want to be treated. I believe it's a philosophy taken from The Good Book
Imagine if Jobs was at the hospital and he asked his doctor about the weight loss, hormone imbalance, liver failure and Jobs asks, "Doc, I got TONS of MONEY and a PRIVATE JET to fly anywhere I can to get ahead of the line, do you think this transplant operation will be a success? What are my chances of my body rejecting a transplanted liver, I mean they have all sorts of medicines to help fight off body rejection... What do you think doc?"
Doctor: "No" Sent from my prescription pad. (Notice it didn't end with an exclamation point.)
Wonder how Steve would have felt? When someone has an illness like rare cancer or needing a liver transplant, one usually has a life changing disposition. Seemingly, not for Mr. Jobs! Maybe Jobs needs to download to his iPad e-book reader, "A Christmas Carol"
, Mr. Scrooge...
It's also destroys all the decent and unpublicized great works you have done in the past and have them piled onto the ash heap of history, and have an incidence like this known as the man you are...
Although I do wish Mr. Jobs continued good health... and as Tiny Tim said, "God Bless Us, Everyone!"