Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Steve Jobs and Porn

Do we like people telling us what to do or what not to do ?
I certainly don't, unless I've asked for advice. Steve Jobs is doing his bit to keep porn off the iphone. He has taken the high moral ground. It is good, but a direct invasion into the choices of iphone users. He is simply behaving in a dictatorial manner using his power to control whether or not people watch porn on iphone.
A customer of Apple Matthew Browing replied to Steve Jobs in an email saying,
'Unfortunately, I’m really starting to have a philosophical issue with your company. It appears that more and more Apple is determining for it’s consumers what content they should be able to receive.' - Techrunch
Web is meant to be free. It is the web that is behind the meteoric success and popularity of Apple. The government of Apple although it seems has changed its ways. Its playing the mummy's role of Iphone users.

Interestingly Steve's moral ground does not limit itself to iPhone. He has gone and attacked Android,which has a dedicated porn App store. He says,
You know, there’s a porn store for Android. You can download nothing but porn. You can download porn, your kids can download porn. That’s a place we don’t want to go – so we’re not going to go there.
It'll be interesting to see Apple's future stance on the porn issue. Even more interesting would be to see the hacks that come up. People have a habit of breaking the rules, and those hacks aren't too far.