Tech geeks are buzzing about today’s big announcement from Apple: CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the company’s new tablet computer, the iPad.
The hype was so intense that Twitter struggled under the weight of too many Apple-related tweets on Wednesday morning, reported social media blog Mashable.
But fancy new gadgets aside, what was I really hoping for at today’s Apple event? An end to the company’s anti-sex censorship.
The iPad (like the iPhone) runs apps that can only be downloaded from the official Apple App Store. The problem? Apple refuses to sell and distribute apps that are too sexy: no nudity, no “suggestive” sexual content, etc. Gay cruising apps like Grindr and Recon Mobile are forced to censor their users: no jockstrap pics! No bum pics! No cock pics!
So, Steve Jobs: how about opening up the Apple App Store to all developers? Stop imposing your morality on the world and let everyone — sluts and kinksters included — enjoy your company’s new gadgets.