Steve Jobs: the iPad offers "freedom from porn"

May 29, 2010 § Leave a comment

A little background first. Ryan Tate from Gawker.com recently got into a heated e-mail exchange with Steve Jobs, chairman and CEO of Apple.Inc. Within this back and forth between the two, Ryan criticised the iPad for having too many restrictions for it to be described as a revolutionary device, which Steve and co. are currently advertising it as. Jobs responded back with this:

Yep, freedom from programs that steal your private data. Freedom from programs that trash your battery. Freedom from porn. Yep, freedom.

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Ubisoft's always-online DRM: where it went wrong; and how you fix it

May 28, 2010 § Leave a comment

I’m not a fan of DRM – fact. But the reality is that piracy is a threat to sales and very few publishers are going to send their game out to the marketplace without sufficient copywrite protection. Who can blame them? They want to protect their product, the jobs of their colleagues and, ultimately, the industry. However, DRM, if it is either too intrusive or hassle-some, will only alienate customers and, in actual fact, fuel piracy. After all, why pay for a product which offers less functionality than download one for free that offers more? If you feel like you’re being treated like a potential criminal, then why not act like one, too?

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