Tuesday, April 26, 2005


I hope the following is not true. John Wiley & Sons claim that Apple have removed all its titles from the shelves of Apple stores after they refused to cancel the publication of the Steve Jobs biography iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business.

See Reuters, Macworld UK and The San Jose Mercury News.

Also see the recent account of how large US media organizations are supporting some Apple Fan Sites as Apple attempt to counteract the US First amendment.

Applying economic pressure in an effort to censor content is reprehensible. It also reveals a complete lack of respect for the intelligence of its customers.

Compare and contrast Apple's desire to control its public image with the open debate Microsoft (via Scoble) is currently having. Scoble and other Microsoft employees (e.g. Adam Barr) are free to criticize their employer.

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