When Apple announced it would be delaying the international launch of the iPad, we expected there to be complaints from resentful Europeans. We just didn't know Steve Jobs would be responding to them personally. The Apple CEO appears to have replied to Paul Shadwell, a Swiss man miffed at having to wait for an iPad. Jobs doesn't take any guff. Here's what Shadwell initially wrote:

On behalf of the international community of Apple consumers I would like to protest at the way Apple is apparently leaving us out in the cold with the Apple iPad product...Twice to my knowledge you have falsely stated international availability of the iPad and while I do not believe this is any fault of your own, I can imagine that you are not happy being shown as deliberately pulling the wool over the rest of the worlds eyes.

Jobs responds:

"deliberately pulling the wool over the rest of the worlds eyes"

Are you nuts? We are doing the best we can. We need enough units to have a responsible and great launch.
Shadwell seems to be completely satisfied with Jobs's answer:
Short and concise and a perfectly adequate answer.
And that's that. Want to read more e-mail correspondences from Steve Jobs? Enjoy these.

(hat tip: Jay Yarow)