Steve Jobs Thinks The iPad Cleans All Porn Off The Internet

That's right, he really does. How do I know? Because in an email conversation with Gawker Media's Ryan Tate he makes that very claim in black and white. (Well, 1s and 0s if you want to be pedantic).

I quote from Steve's iPad related email: "Freedom from porn".

Now last time I checked the iPad has a web browser, therefore to make good on that claim Apple's supremo must have ensured that the iPad cannot, under any circumstances, access porn on the internet. Which could only be possible if the whole web has been cleansed of the stuff. He then suggests that if you have kids Apple is the only company that provides a safe environment for them to browse the web. What absolute garbage. If you have kids let me tell you that the only way to provide a safe environment for browsing is to supervise their browsing time. Delegating that responsibility to any computer company is downright stupid.

To be honest I don't have any problems with people buying iPads, so long as they are made aware of the (far too many) limitations of the device beforehand. I don't even have a problem with Jobs/Apple using technical restrictions to ensure that content only arrives on their devices by routes that generate extra revenue for Apple. So long as customers are aware that this is the case when they buy.

However this constant obsession with porn smacks of a man fighting with his demons and, frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if Mr Jobs spends far too much time iTouch-ing himself...


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You really are a dumb ass.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, not a dumb ass. You are the dumbest ass.

Anonymous said...

When I'm not busy calling people a dumb ass for no reason that I can be bothered to explain I like to spend my spare time licking windows