Apple's recent announcement that jailbreaking iPhones is illegal may have unintended consequences. The announcement sparked a discussion in my family, and I found that jailbreaking is much safer and much cooler than it used to be when I bought the phone. It looks like all three iPhones in my family are about to be jailbroken. None of them were jailbroken before this announcement. The announcement annoyed and/or educated various members of my family, but the universal end-effect was to encourage jailbreaking. This is kind of like when the 10-o'clock News describes a new recreational drug that all the kids are using, and it just inspires people to try it. Look how cool those drug users are, and look how much fun they're having. Now notice how annoying the "concerned community leader" is, and how she is blatantly exaggerating the dangers of the drug. Remember when she made your elementary school cancel the field trip? Don't you hate her? You should try the drugs just to tick her off.