Listening to NPR last night, I heard the results of a study that found 51 percent of Americans think Apple should help the government crack open the terrorist's iPhone, 38 percent of Americans think Apple is right to resist, and 11 percent said they don't know.
Online and in the Sunday New York Times, I've tried to read a half dozen articles on this issue. I've seen convincing arguments on both sides, and I'll be damned if I have come to a conclusion, and I've pretty much given up trying. Internet security isn't my meat, and like most other problems in this crazy-go-kooky world, I must leave it to others, lest I waste time better spent on issues I do know and care something about.
So how did all these other Americans come to such stern opinions on the matter? They reached into their asses and they pulled them out, that's how.
If Americans weren't such utter gasbags, these would be the findings of this study: Seven percent of Americans said Apple should help the government crack the iPhone, 4 percent said Apple's in the right—and 89 percent said the hell if they know and please don't call here again.
God, what a wonderful country that would be.