After having a good laugh in this earlier post — Breaking Apple — I will now take the counterpoint.
Back when there were only three broadcast networks — ABC, CBS, NBC — TV was G-rated as hell.
And yet it produced some damned fine dramas: The Avengers, Secret Agent (aka Danger Man), The Prisoner, Roots, Patterns, Marty, The Captain and the Kings, Holocaust, QBVII, and many more. Hardly any of these have been matched in “modern” times.
So, it is entirely possible for Apple to build a G-rated line-up that stands out and is memorable.
But will they be able to do it? It sounds to me like they wouldn’t know a good show — G-rated or not — if it bit them on their necks.
Previously at Mike Cane 2008:
Previously at The eBook Test:
Previously at The iPad Test:
Apple Censors Like It’s 1932!
The Latest Outrageous Apple Book Rejection!
Apple: Think What Now?
Apple Rescinds Book Ban
Steve Jobs: Keep Saying No!
Apple Is Scaring Publishers And Writers
Steve Jobs: Abandoning A Principle?
Dear Steve Jobs …
Cory Doctorow Was Right
When Steve Jobs Wrote A Letter
The Trillion-Dollar Web Question
“What Are My Options?”
Thank You, Apple. No, Seriously.