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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 05:29pm on 09/01/2011 under , ,

Oh dear, Andrew has started playing Angry Birds. We may have lost him.


It is a bit like Boom Blox, but without the the 3D. I knew that 3D graphics were just a fad…

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location: St Andrews, Scotland
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 05:29pm on 09/01/2011 under , ,

Oh dear, Andrew has started playing Angry Birds. We may have lost him.


It is a bit like Boom Blox, but without the the 3D. I knew that 3D graphics were just a fad…

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPhone.

location: St Andrews, Scotland
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 08:28pm on 09/09/2010 under , ,
Apple has, for the first time, published the guidelines it uses to determine whether apps should be admitted to the iOS App Store. They include these choice terms:

14.1 Any app that is defamatory, offensive, mean-spirited, or likely to place the targeted individual or group in harms way will be rejected
14.2 Professional political satirists and humorists are exempt from the ban on offensive or mean-spirited commentary

This raises two important questions: Why are “professional” satirists and humorists allowed to be offensive and mean-spirited, while we enthusiastic amateurs are not? And why is offensiveness and mean-spiritedness alright when meant satirically or humorously, but presumably not if meant seriously?
location: St Andrews, Scotland
tobyaw: (Default)
posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 08:28pm on 09/09/2010 under , ,
Apple has, for the first time, published the guidelines it uses to determine whether apps should be admitted to the iOS App Store. They include these choice terms:

14.1 Any app that is defamatory, offensive, mean-spirited, or likely to place the targeted individual or group in harms way will be rejected
14.2 Professional political satirists and humorists are exempt from the ban on offensive or mean-spirited commentary

This raises two important questions: Why are “professional” satirists and humorists allowed to be offensive and mean-spirited, while we enthusiastic amateurs are not? And why is offensiveness and mean-spiritedness alright when meant satirically or humorously, but presumably not if meant seriously?
location: St Andrews, Scotland

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