Thursday, 1 December 2011

Apple May Cause “Steve Jobs” Execution

Business Journal recently published an article titled “Siri's pro-life 'bias' is beta glitch”. This appeared after a number of pro-choice bloggers began to blog about their concerns that Siri would not locate abortion centres when it was requested to do so.

Apparently, Siri always directs it's users to anti-abortion pregnancy centres, instead of to one of the nearby abortion clinics.

Hello, how is this a problem? 

Apple must surely have the right to choose whether to allow its application to search for abortion clinics or not? If the users don’t like it, they can simply use another application, like Google, that does find an abortion clinic. Is anyone forcing users to buy Siri? No, but, according to the pro-choice movement, that is not the point. So what is the point?

The point is that the pro-choice movement clearly does not have any idea about what it means to be able to choose. Contrary to the common sense understanding of the term choice, pro-choice apparently means to comply with what the pro-choice movement decides your choice should be.

Sadly, an Apple representative has responded to the pressure from the pro-choice bloggers and said that, “These are not intentional omissions meant to offend anyone. It simply means that as we bring Siri from beta to a final product, we find places where we can do better, and we will in the coming weeks.

So, Apple does not want to offend anyone. Okay, good. Hold on though. What are you doing to the pro-life movement when you include abortion clinics in the search results? Let me guess. Just giving them choice…

I wonder if the Apple shareholders and employees have ever stopped to consider that Steve Jobs, who was adopted at birth, once expressed his enormous gratitude to his biological mother for giving birth to him, rather than having him aborted. Have the Apple stakeholders stopped to consider, for just one minute, what the world we live in today would be like if a talented man like Steve Jobs had been aborted by his mother?

Apple shareholders and employees should stop to consider whether, by changing Siri to include abortion clinics, they are not potentially referring the mother, of the next Steve Jobs, to his executioner!