Steve Jobs on freedom and porn (via Tim Chester)

Fascinating article on Steve Jobs attitude to porn. I may get to like apple more now…

Pete Sanlon has a fascinating post on Steve Jobs, Apple and pom: Jobs has argued that he wants his portable computer devices to not sell or stock pomography. When a critic emailed him to say that this infringed his freedoms, Jobs emailed back and told him to buy a different type of computer. Steve Jobs is a fan of Bob Dylan. So one customer emailed him to ask how Dylan would feel about Jobs’ restrictions of customers’ freedoms. The CEO of Apple r … Read More

via Tim Chester

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4 thoughts on “Steve Jobs on freedom and porn (via Tim Chester)”

  1. So by my recent macbook purchase I’m supporting a biblical approach to ‘no porn please’-ness? Oh good.

    *self-satisfied smugness for selling out to aestheticism*

    😉

  2. it’s interesting. but do you see the problem? you and i both agree with Steve jobs on this point. but what happens when we don’t. isnt freedom of choice better. what if the next thing he decides that he doesn’t want any Bible apps? I’m typing this on a mac and i’m a fan but the way they work with a controlled ecosystem and a ‘daddy apple knows what’s best for you’ is something that seemed a lot less sinister when they weren’t one of the worlds biggest corporations. when we use apple products for more and more central tools in our lives its worrying that they are so controlling of how it can be used. google seem a little less like that, as do MS. Quality suffers, but maybe freedom is more important

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