Steve Jobs: “I’m sure you realize the asymmetry in the financial resources of our respective companies.”

January 23rd, 2013

The Verge features some bad-ass emails Steve Jobs sent to the heads of Palm and Google, telling them not to recruit Apple employees.



Of course, Google went on to compete with the iPhone, even though Google had originally agreed to work with Apple. Schmidt used to be on the Board of Apple. There’s a reason the iPhone used Google Maps for so long, and why it was such a big deal with Apple finally dropped Google Maps.


I had several Palms. I had a Palm IIIe back in high school. I cracked it when I sat on it. I also had a Palm Treo 600.

And it’s funny that Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, thinks he can avoid creating a paper trail by sending an email.


He needs to learn from Solicitor General Kagan. Ask for a phone number!