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Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, wants to offer customers "freedom from porn."  (Source: Telegraph UK)
Jobs and Gawker blogger argued about app locking and more

Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Gawker Media aren't exactly on the warmest terms.  After all, Gawker's blog Gizmodo bought a lost iPhone prototype tore it apart, damaging it in the process, and spilled its secrets to competitors and the general public alike.  And at Jobs' request police raided the house of Gizmodo blogger Jason Chen, who is suspect of buying the lost/stolen prototype.
On Saturday night, Gawker blogger Ryan Tate sent an angry email to Jobs about his company's dictatorial turn on topics like flash and porn.
Tate wrote:
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.
Jobs responded, and the pair kicked off a long flame war, full of juicy opinion.  His first response states:
Yep, freedom from programs that steal your private data.  Freedom from programs that trash your battery.  Freedom from porn.
Apparently, Jobs wasn't kidding when he called Android a "porn phone" -- Jobs apparently has a real issue with adult entertainment.  Tate had no such issues, though, responding:
And you know what?  I don't want "freedom from porn."  Porn is just fine!  And I think my wife would agree.
The pair's heated debate also focuses on the merits of locking developers to the iPhone's Objective C/Cocoa app platform versus allowing them to use that or Adobe Flash.  Tate contended that forcing devs to write Cocoa apps yields half-baked applications, Jobs argued that it guaranteed a sufficient level of quality and stability.
Jobs writes:
There are almost 200,000 apps in the App store, so something must be going alright...Gosh, why are you so bitter about a technical issue such as this?  Its not about freedom, its about Apple trying to do the right thing for its users.  Users developers and publishers can do whatever they like -- they don't have to buy or develop or publish on iPads if they don't want to.  This seems like its your issue not theirs.
After another exchange in which Tate calls Jobs out for the Gizmodo police raid, Jobs writes a final reply, stating:
You are so misinformed.  No one kicked in any doors.  You're believing a lot of erroneous blogger reports.
...
As for us, we're just doing what we can to try and make (and preserve) the user experience we envision.  You can disagree with us, but our motives are pure.  

By the way, what have you done that's so great?  Do you create anything, or just criticize others work and belittle their motivations?




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