Not that he’s alone or anything, I think most of us hate bloggers, it was just a recurring theme I noticed while reading quotes from Jobs at his D8 appearance. In particular I thought this was reasonable, since really, a lot of blogs are horrible:
7:01 pm: What does the iPad mean for the publishing industry, Kara asks. Is it the savior that some are touting it as?
“I don’t want us to see us descend into a nation of bloggers,” says Jobs. “I think we need editorial oversight now more than ever. Anything we can do to help newspapers find new ways of expression that will help them get paid, I am all for.”
This one was a bit more interesting cause it seemed to come out of nowhere:
7:25 pm: What do you imagine the next 10 years of your life is going to be about?
Oddly Jobs replies with a comment about Gizmodo and the lost iPhone prototype. “When this whole thing with Gizmodo happened, I got a lot of advice from people who said you’ve got to just let it slide…you shouldn’t go after a journalist because they bought stolen property and tried to extort you….And I thought about that and I decided that Apple can’t afford to change its core values and simply let it slide….We have the same core values as when we started, and we come into work wanting to do the same thing today that we wanted to do five years ago.”
I don’t know if the “five years ago” part was in the thought as going after Gizmodo…but the time frame is in line with when they sued Think Secret in 2005. Five years ago they wanted to crush a blogger that leaked their secrets, it sure seems like they want to do the same thing now.
And for reference they succeeded in taking them out for good in 2007. Maybe Gawker will be dead by 2012.