Democracy and the iPad


At the All Things D Conference, Walt Mossberg interviewed Steve Jobs about the iPad.

Jobs talks about the development and use of the iPad, and mobile advertising, too.

But what I thought interesting was his take on democracy:

One of my beliefs very strongly is that any democracy depends on a free, healthy press, and so when I think of the most important journalistic endeavors in this country, I think of things like the Washington Post, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and publications like that, and we all know what’s happened to the economics of those businesses. I don’t want to see us descend into a nation of bloggers. Anything that we can do to help the news-gathering organizations find new ways of expression so that they can afford to keep their news-gathering and editorial operations intact, I’m all for.

Check out the interview, “The iPad: Past, Present, Future; Apple’s Steve Jobs on where the PC is heading.”

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