Life is fragile.

With regard to Steve Jobs supporting a Bill in California along with government officials that would have the Department of Motor Vehicles ask people if they want to be an organ donor when they get their license.

Thank you, you’re awesome.

I lost my girlfriend on April 23, 2008 from melanoma which spread rapidly to her liver, 48 hours after we found out it spread to her liver she sadly passed away….she was only 24 and I think about her every day. I am so grateful you took time out to do this. My girlfriend and I are from Cupertino, since childhood, and it’s really nice to see the hometown hero take time out to do this.

Once again, thank you so much.

Sincerely,
James

Steve’s heartfelt response:

Your most welcome, James. I’m sorry about your girlfriend. Life is fragile.

Steve

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Morally Responsible

Steve,
I was converted to Apple products with the announcement of the iPhone 3G. (My friends have been trying to convince me for years.) Since then I’ve purchased 4 iPhones, 2 computers, several routers, and miscellaneous other items. Unfortunately, I’m really starting to have a philosophical issue with your company. It appears that more and more Apple is determining for it’s consumers what content they should be able to receive. For instance, the blocking of Mark Fiore’s comic app (due to being political satire) or blocking of what Apple considers to be porn.

I’m all for keeping porn out of kids hands. Heck – I’m all for ensuring that I don’t have to see it unless I want to. But… that’s what parental controls are for. Put these types of apps into categories and allow them to be blocked by their parents should they want to.

Apple’s role isn’t moral police – Apple’s role is to design and produce really cool gadgets that do what the consumer wants them to do.

Thanks for listening

-Matthew

Steve:

Fiore’s app will be in the store shortly. That was a mistake. However, we do believe we have a moral responsibility to keep porn off the iPhone. Folks who want porn can buy and Android phone.

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Steve,
I, as well as many people I know, have HD camcorders now. The mac has been a wonderful platform for working with HD video of family and friends and special events. However, there doesn’t seem to be a good solution to distribute that HD video to family and friends while retaining high quality. I was wondering if you have any plans for Blu-ray in the mac lineup for those of us who want to be able to share our HD video.
Thanks, Brandon Lauterbach

Steve:

YouTube now supports HD video.
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Steve,

I, as well as many people I know, have HD camcorders now. The mac has been a wonderful platform for working with HD video of family and friends and special events. However, there doesn’t seem to be a good solution to distribute that HD video to family and friends while retaining high quality. I was wondering if you have any plans for Blu-ray in the mac lineup for those of us who want to be able to share our HD video.

Thanks,
Brandon Lauterbach

Steve:

YouTube now supports HD video.

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Far Faster

On Apr 13, 2010, at 10:48 AM, David Jenkins wrote:

Hey Steve,

I was really looking forward to a Core i3 or i5 13’ Macbook Pro. Any chance you can explain why you can explain why you stuck with the Core 2 Duo?

DJ J

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Steve:

Far faster graphics and 10 hour battery life trump 10-20% faster CPU.

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The iPad photo app looks incredible. Are there any plans to support Picasa’s faces and albums in iTunes, so I can take full advantage of the Photos application, since Photoshop Album is long discontinued. If not, please can you look into supporting the Picasa library format?
Thanks,

Jobs:

No, but iPhoto on the Mac has much better Faces and Places features.
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The iPad photo app looks incredible. Are there any plans to support Picasa’s faces and albums in iTunes, so I can take full advantage of the Photos application, since Photoshop Album is long discontinued. If not, please can you look into supporting the Picasa library format?

Thanks,

Jobs:

No, but iPhoto on the Mac has much better Faces and Places features.

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Dear Mr. Jobs,
will I be able to sync my current library of free ePub ebooks on iBooks through iTunes when I’ll have my iPad?
For free ePub ebooks I mean the classic I can download for free since the copyright has expired. I’m using Stanza to read them on my iPhone right now.
Thanks.
Andrea

Jobs’s monosyllabic response:

Yep.
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Dear Mr. Jobs,

will I be able to sync my current library of free ePub ebooks on iBooks through iTunes when I’ll have my iPad?

For free ePub ebooks I mean the classic I can download for free since the copyright has expired. I’m using Stanza to read them on my iPhone right now.

Thanks.

Andrea

Jobs’s monosyllabic response:

Yep.

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Awesome

Steve,

Getting worried about Apple’s interest in Final Cut. Last updates were not stellar. I heard a bunch of engineers were dropped too – give us a sign you still care about Pro Video, not just the iPad.

Thanks,

Alex

Steve:

We certainly do. Folks who left were in support, not engineering. Next release will be awesome.

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Mistakes Were Made

While someone can still view these on the web with no problem, I would like to say that having these and others of their ilk available more widely as apps is a benefit to society. While ridicule might be involved, they it can play an important role in civic discourse — look to the Fool in King Lear, or other similar jesters in a royal court for examples the importance of satire.

Editorial cartoons of all stripes should get a pass when it comes to the license agreement with the exception of those that espouse violence.

P.S. my folks are enjoying the iPad I bought them (and they are in their 90’s).

Steve responds:

This was a mistake that’s being fixed.
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