Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Apr 2010 16:59 UTC
Editorial Holier-than-thou, an adjective, meaning "marked by an air of superior piety or morality". Everybody has moments in their life where they get into a "holier-than-thou" attitude, and I think Steve Jobs' open letter regarding Adobe, and Flash in particular, really fits the bill. There are three specific points I want to address to illustrate just how holier-than-thou, hypocritical, and misleading this letter really is.
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Carbon to Cocoa
by grabberslasher on Thu 29th Apr 2010 17:15 UTC
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Switching to Cocoa *isn't* "hard", as you put it. Adobe pulled it off in eight months in the CS5 prerelease programme as we watched. It's that fact that they *never bothered* because they were happy coasting on the old Carbon APIs and didn't care that Apple was trying to push them to switch for ten years.

All the Creative Suite apps were *already* cross-platform, and Cocoa is just another UI layer. They didn't have to rewrite the apps from the ground up.

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