Recently a story on Image Comics claimed Apple's App Store "banned" a comic book, Saga 12, from a comic book app, Comics by comiXology, for content reasons. An uproar followed that story so closely that it actually seemed to overtake it at times. The original story turned out to be incorrect. According to comiXology, they assumed Apple would have a problem with the content and so decided on their own not to release it. They were wrong. Apple was fine with it. They subsequently released it. Though the original story still hasn't been updated to reflect any of that, a new story has been posted on Image Comics addressing the matter. So what does this all tell us?
There are no pats on the back for this one. No I-told-you-sos either. There is, however, a learning opportunity, and a chance to improve the way we all do things. More certainty. More courage. More consideration. More care.
Yes, it was a collective failure, but from it could come a collective success. Let's put just as much energy into that.