Jobs’s Volte Face on Music?

Steve Jobs, guru extraordinaire of Apple Computer, has published a very interesting essay on the Apple website entitled “Thoughts on Music”.

It describes how he has always only ever wanted DRM-free music, however the record companies have forced his hand and made him adopt a DRM system which locks people out of transferring music. It has caused some controversy, but mainly a very impressive show of liberal ideology, corporate transparency and understanding by the CEO of this global leader in technology and entertainment.

I would have preferred that he called the essay, “On Music”, which would have been a sexy little homage to John Stuart Mill’s “On Liberty“, which was of course one of pioneer theses in liberty and freedom.