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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And In the Meantime fuk y'all hypocrites
by kaelodest on Thu 29th Apr 2010 23:33 UTC
kaelodest
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2006-02-12

What the HELL should I use. It could just be that given the choice between flash and not-flash I will choose not-flash. I have worked too hard at this through the system 7 and 8 and 9 days only to have it ripped out and have apple make an implementation that really is about standards.
I can use a non flash implementation everywhere. Including Linux, I cannot remember the same thing being true of flash and silverlight. So I can be like three out of four hypocrites and LOVE Linux enough to use Microsoft AND Adobe and other popular standards or I can put my money where my code is.

These days it is popular to hate on the Mac OS but why? They caught the future and they made a Unix anyone can use. Or I can run Linux and Windows. I tried it it sucked. Or Mac plus Windows. I tried it and it also sucked OR I can just get the fukk over it and go for what I know at least in my heart works. And for the other piece of time when I need something that the Mac cannot do then my VM runs plain jane debian. The economics of this are very scary. No bullshit untrustworthy licenses for alpha quality software.

What if I have one machine that has no Microsoft or Adobe and I still get the job done. In OS X i could not join the future until I left Carbon and OS 8/9 behind. Can you live in a world without adobe and microsoft?

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