Linked by David Adams on Mon 22nd Feb 2010 08:37 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless While it's been a low-level grumbling for years, the issue of Flash on mobile devices (and particularly the iPhone/Touch/iPad ecosystem) has reached fever pitch over the past few weeks, with Steve Jobs as self-appointed Flash basher-in-Chief. The OSNews crowd, that is, dyed-in-the-wool technologists have, by and large, not been big fans of Flash, with its spotty availability and performance on alternative platforms, resource hogging, and instability. And though it's quite useful for web video and other specialized interfaces, it drives the tech savvy crazy when it's used for utterly superfluous multimedia bling. So we've had a lively discussion of the pros and cons of Flash, and whether device users should be free to make their own decision about whether it's worthy to install on their iPads. But we're leaving out an important detail. As Daniel Eran Dilger, a Flash developer, points out, almost all the important existing Flash infrastructure won't work anyway. Update: A worthwhile rebuttal to this point of view.
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Sorry, but roughlydrafted???
by kragil on Mon 22nd Feb 2010 09:11 UTC
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roughlydrafted is most idiotic Mac fanboy site in existence. _Everything_ they write has bias written all over it and the people that comment on that site are no better.

And anyways, for most people Flash is video. Moving all the news site etc to HTML5 is a lot of work. Having no mouse pointer doesn't really matter.
Sure there are lots of Farmville etc. players, but compared to Flashvideo users that number is tiny.

As usual, RD blows up pointless things to make Apple look good. That is what they always do. Just look at their video about multitasking.

Edit: I hate the current Flash implementation (probably more than most geeks) but pointless points are still pointless.

Edited 2010-02-22 09:17 UTC

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