Maybe it’s just the time of year, but another story has popped up about the iphone appstore. Tech Crunch reported that Ninjawords Pocket Dictionary ($2) has been classified as 17+ for the inclusion of words such as ‘tits’ and ‘piss’. Other words, such as ‘fuck’ were censored entirely. The rather patronising attitude of the appstore reviewers has annoyed many in the tech world, especially when censored words are freely available in the Apple OSX dictionary.
It reminds me of the days when AOL banned references to the town of Scunthorpe for being offensive.