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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Comment by antwarrior
by antwarrior on Fri 30th Apr 2010 21:11 UTC
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Poppycock!

It's true that flash does degrade performance. It is the major cause of system hangups on my netbook.

It is true that flash contributes to instability. Most of my browser crashes in Firefox, Chrome and Explorer have been due to flash.

It is also true that flash is far from perfect.

I can't see why Apple and Adobe could not have worked together to produce better performance and stability but cutting out an entire technology from two hardware platforms
is reactionary and draconian. The arguments of supporting open technologies is no justification. I am at a loss for words by the audacity of the letter and I don't think I want to give a well thought out argument. Steve Jobs didn't bother to so why should I?

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