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Steve Jurvetson bails on highly-anticipated interview

Steve Jurvetson. Photo: Steve Jennings/Getty Images

Steve Jurvetson last night canceled an on-stage interview that had been scheduled for today in San Francisco, following a disagreement over whether he could be asked questions about his recent departure from venture capital firm DFJ.

Bottom line: If Jurvetson didn't want to discuss his recent turn in the headlines, that's obviously his right. But he couldn't have reasonably expected the interviwer — Yahoo Finance's JP Mangalindan — to ignore the DFJ situation, so giving less than 24 hours notice comes off as disrespectful to both the event organizers and attendees.