Originally Posted by ilogic
It is not arrogant or mothering consumers at all. What is the difference between a brick and mortar store and a digital store?
Nothing. Brick and mortar stores shouldn't try to be my mother either. The fact that they often try, I find just as offensive. I purchase what I decide is appropriate to me, and leave the rest on the shelf. I also note which stores censor - where music is offered in altered versions, where magazines are limited to the mundane - and I make a concerted effort to buy my media elsewhere. Because I have a choice. With Apple, I have no choice. You can only get apps from Apple. This creates a very important difference between shopping brick and mortar, and Apple - not so much brick and digital, because the Internet, as we all know, is well populated with sources that do not attempt to mother the consumer.
There are many video stores that have a backroom section, go there, but a lot of families like going to BlockBuster, or RedBox where no such content is available. Should they be name called because they don't offer porn?
The comparison is not sensible. Apple has elected to control the entire app ecosystem. There is nowhere else to get an app of this type; it is apps we are talking about here. In the case of a video store, there are choices. Here, there are none.
The argument is quite simple, even a comparison with NetFlix - they don't allow you to rent porn either.
Yet again, you can get porn delivered in the same form elsewhere. Not true of apps.
Apple has always geared their products for all consumers.
No. Apple is gearing its product for consumers who aren't interested, or are offended by, porn. That is not, by any stretch of the imagination, "all consumers."
Apple does not care to make money off porn.
No. They prefer to make money attempting to assume the mother-role, something far more offensive in my view.
That is why there is mobile Safari, get your porn elsewhere.
I'm laughing at you, and you probably don't even know why, do you?
I don't understand what is the big deal.
Yes, I can see that. Nor am I surprised, given the viewpoint you espouse.
It's not like it's a matter of principle, what about he principle of general decency?
I can't put it any simpler than this: Your "decency" is not someone else's "decency." Likewise, Apple's "decency" is not everyone else's "decency." There is no "general decency." People differ. To some, a work may be porn; to others, a work of art; to others, simply uninteresting. My position is simply that the consumer should be the one to make the determination. Not the vendor of the media or the item.