In the bizarro world in which we might live, this late-night exchange between Gawker/Valleywag's Ryan Tate and Apple's CEO, Steve Jobs, where we're promised a world free of porn, hardly even surprises any more.

Well, except that Jobs engages and responds far longer than I'd have figured he would. Since it's long and provided in graphic form, we'll just paraphrase the highlights and you can hit the read link for the whole screen-capped exchange:

Tate: Would Dylan think the iPad was a revolution, freedom?

Jobs:Yep, freedom from data theft, from battery trashing, from porn.

Tate: Why not let Wired do a cross-compiled Flash app. Porn is fine! My wife would agree!

Jobs: Wired is doing a Cocoa app. You'll care about porn when you have kids.

Tate: Why should Wired have to do Cocoa. Time is doing a $#!tty PDF port. And Apple would f**k Gawker on app approval. At least [Google] is fair about what gets indexed.

Tate: PS: I'm not a porn fiend.

Jobs: No one has to make an iPad app but it appears Wired wants to. It'll be better in the end because it's native. Why are you so bitter? You don't have to buy or develop or publish on iPads.

Tate: I'm disappointed to see its all the same revenge power bull$#!t.

Tate: PS: I don't like Apple's pet police force literally kicking in my co-workers' doors. [Reference to Jason Chen of Gizmodo).

Jobs: You are so misinformed. You believe erroneous blogger reports. We're just doing what we can to make (and preserve) the user experience. You can disagree but our motives are pure. And what have you done that's so great?

Note once again, of course, you can get all the porn you want on the iPad via the Safari web browser. So, yeah, don't buy an iPad or just buy one and launch the browser. Bazinga.

Check out the full exchange via the link below.

[Gawker]