Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Mar 2010 11:44 UTC
Internet & Networking "Apple CEO Steve Jobs reportedly told the Wall Street Journal it would be 'trivial' for the newspaper to ditch Adobe's Flash software in preparation for the iPad. Media-industry types who disagree have been emailing us. 'Oh, sure, just use Javascript: well guess what, we don't have a bunch of code junkies in our newsroom. We do have some great designers who've picked up Flash and enough Actionscript to be very effective.'"
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RE[6]: Comment by Kroc
by monodeldiablo on Sat 27th Mar 2010 23:19 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Kroc"
monodeldiablo
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I, for one, don't see the double standard.

Apple chose to make a new platform. Publishers can either choose to play by the rules of that platform or not. Why should Apple swallow expense to accommodate everybody's Flash addiction?

For once, I find myself applauding Apple (an extreme rarity) for doing the Right Thing. Getting people to kick the Flash habit would be good for everybody except Adobe, and that's a future I can live with.

P.S. Thom, what does this have to do with Kroc's Linux opinions? Nothing. Don't try to redirect the argument to something else. He can be irrational about some things and rational about others. He's dead on, here. And, once again, that's not something you find me saying very often.

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