[kwlug-disc] peoples' thoughts on apple, adobe and flash?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Fri Apr 30 12:39:11 EDT 2010

Reading the article:

"is becomes even worse if the third party is supplying a cross 
platform development tool. The third party may not adopt enhancements 
from one platform unless they are available on all of their supported 
platforms." reminds me of the Java wars. Or any other evolving 
standard - HTML or CSS, anyone, and the lags of browser support for them.

To say "Apple has adopted HTML5, CSS and JavaScript" then say "We know 
from painful experience that letting a third party layer of software 
come between the platform and the developer ultimately results in 
sub-standard apps" seems ...

"Flash is a cross platform development tool. It is not Adobe’s goal to 
help developers write the best iPhone, iPod and iPad apps.", of course 
not, 'cause if they achieved that goal, they might get more customers 
and make more money! Across more platforms even. What apple is really 
saying here, as well, is we don't care about cross-platform 
compatibility and open standards.

"Everyone wins – we sell more devices" - truth, finally. Shades of 

"Flash was created during the PC era – for PCs and mice." and we 
aren't PCs. I'm a Mac ...
- so, we're a computer like PC, but we're better ...


Regardless, in the end, flash is Evil.

Robert P. J. Day wrote, On 04/30/2010 12:20 PM:
>   i've been trying to keep up with the mudslinging, and here's the 
> latest piece i read:
>   http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/
> what do others think of this hissy fit?

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