Some ideas are so outrageously offensive that they should never see the light of day. For example, the ‘game’ that appeared on the Apple iTunes App Store earlier this week from a company called Sikalosoft. The objective of the game?  Shake a crying baby to death.

In response to complaints, Apple removed the application from the store, and according to a history of site activity on the Sikalosoft site, someone named Alex Talbot deleted ‘”Baby Shaker” on Wednesday evening.

I think we can safely assume that whomever is behind Sikalosoft now realizes that they did something incredibly stupid.  I only hope that it was some kid who really didn’t appreciate the consequences of their actions and will learn something from the experience.

Apple, on the other hand, doesn’t have any excuse.  It should have taken them about 15 seconds to turn down this application.  The fact that the program made it through Apple’s screening process defies logic.  I hope some of them are busy updating their CVs.

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