More companies should follow Jobs' lead on porn

by | Jun. 14, 2010

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Late on a Friday night in May, when the small children of first-generation iPad users were fast asleep after bedtime stories on its fascinating new digital display, a tech blogger launched this e-mail fireball at Apple CEO Steve Jobs:

"If Dylan was 20 today, how would he feel about your company? Would he think the iPad had the faintest thing to do with 'revolution?' Revolutions are about freedom."

So began an e-debate between the blogger and the CEO.

"Yep, freedom from programs that steal your private data," Jobs wrote back. "Freedom from programs that trash your battery. Freedom from porn. Yep, freedom. The times they are a-changin'"

Seems what set the blogger off was Apple's new iPad commercial. The ad touts "revolution" with images of an iPad owner on a scooter, a parent and child reading Winnie-the-Pooh, and examples of 200,000 applications, aka "apps."

Among these apps you can find almost anything from The Wall Street Journal to Weber grill recipes to air hockey. But you won't find porn.

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