Prudish Apple Stifles Innovation

Prudish Apple Stifles Innovation

Prudish Apple Stifles Innovation

Apple's standards are vague, which can discourage developers from investing time and money.

Apple's decision to remove sexy apps from the iPhone App Store has kicked up a furor -- and not just among people who want to look at nudie pics on the go. The real danger goes way beyond porn; as big brains like Jonathan Zittrain and Dave Winer have been saying for some time, too much control limits creativity and innovation.

Senior Writer and author of the Know It All blog

Ed Cone has worked as a contributing editor at Wired, a staff writer at Forbes, a senior writer for Ziff Davis with Baseline and Interactive Week, and as a freelancer based in Paris and then North Carolina for a wide variety of magazines and papers including the International Herald Tribune, Texas Monthly, and Playboy. He writes an opinion column in his hometown paper, the Greensboro News & Record, and publishes the semi-popular weblog. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Lisa, two kids, and a dog.

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