Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker
andrewducker

A Garden of Pure Ideology

First - a quote from the 1984 ad for the Apple Macintosh, wherein a Big Brother figure speaks the following, before being smashed by someone symbolising Apple:
Today, we celebrate the first glorious anniversary of the Information Purification Directives. We have created for the first time in all history, a garden of pure ideology. Where each worker may bloom secure from the pests of contradictory and confusing truths. Our Unification of Thoughts is more powerful a weapon than any fleet or army on earth. We are one people, with one will, one resolve, one cause. Our enemies shall talk themselves to death and we will bury them with their own confusion. We shall prevail!

Second - Apple has banned a Pulitzer Prize winning Satirist from the App Store, because the app “contains content that ridicules public figures and is in violation of Section 3.3.14 from the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement which states: Applications may be rejected if they contain content or materials of any kind (text, graphics, images, photographs, sounds, etc.) that in Apple’s reasonable judgment may be found objectionable, for example, materials that may be considered obscene, pornographic, or defamatory.” (From)

Third - a quote from Animal Farm:
No question now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

Needless to say, Apple aren't getting a penny of my money while they have these policies in place.
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