to love, love, love Apple, the iPhone and the iPod Touch! (oh, yeah, and the iPad, too!)
Thank you, Steve Jobs!
- By Randy Sly
- Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
No unauthorized apps are allowed
” (W)e do believe we have a moral responsibility to keep porn off the iPhone…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”. (Steve Jobs)
WASHINGTON, DC (Catholic Online) – In a response to a heated email from Gawker Media’s Ryan Tate, Steve Jobs remained resolute on his “no porn” policy for iPhones and iPads.
Tate’s Valleywag Column on Gawker.com stated, “I didn’t plan to pick a fight with Steve Jobs last night. It just sort of happened: An iPad advertisement ticked me off; I sent the Apple CEO an angry email; he told me about ‘freedom from porn.'”
Tate asked him what Bob Dylan, if he was 20, would think about his company. Would he think that the iPad really has anything to do with “revolution?”
Jobs replied, “Yep, freedom from programs that steal your private data. Freedom from programs that trash your battery. Freedom from porn. Yep, freedom. The times they are a changin’, and some traditional PC folks feel like their world is slipping away.”
The writer did confess, “I didn’t identify myself as a writer for Gawker in my initial email, sent from my ryantate.com email address. I eventually made my affiliation clear, and Jobs didn’t seem bothered.”
This strategy may have been come from the fact that Gawker media was the company that paid for a stolen new generation iPhone left in a bar and taken by a patron. The issue is still being investigated.
The co-founder of Apple computer has been under fire from a number of tech writers over a statement he made during a question-and-answer session in April.
“gdgt” co-founder Ryan Block asked “Are there any plans to allow unsigned applications on the iPhone?” Jobs restated Apple’s commitment that no unsigned applications (applications which are not approved by Apple) would be able to be downloaded by their devices.
“You know, there’s a porn store for Android.” Jobs said. “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.”
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Randy Sly is the Associate Editor of Catholic Online. He is a former Archbishop of the Charismatic Episcopal Church who laid aside that ministry to enter into the full communion of the Catholic Church.
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