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What Everyone Is Too Polite to Say About Steve Jobs

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 10/9/11 (11:41pm)
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Friday, October 7, 2011
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Censorship and Authoritarianism

What Everyone Is Too Polite to Say About Steve JobsThe internet allowed people around the world to express themselves more freely and more easily. With the App Store, Apple reversed that progress. The iPhone and iPad constitute the most popular platform for handheld computerizing in America, key venues for media and software. But to put anything on the devices, you need Apple's permission. And the company wields its power aggressively.