Comex, the 20-year-old boy wonder hacker who created JailbreakMe, was hired to be an intern for Apple last year. The move was heralded as Apple smartly snatching up prodigious talent. Now, just one year later, Apple has kinda, sorta fired Comex. Why? Because he forgot to reply to an email.
Comex, or Nicholas Allegra, wrote on Twitter that, “as of last week, after about a year, [he was] no longer associated with Apple.” He followed up that tweet with an explanation of what went wrong saying, “because [he] forgot to reply to an email.” Ouch. Forbes followed up with Allegra and found out that Apple had actually offered him further employment at Apple as a remote intern and was unhappy about his delayed response.