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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Not really
by Danny77uk on Mon 3rd May 2010 02:44 UTC
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You're comparing apples to oranges.

Porting the Finder to Cocoa wasn't a priority because there was little benefit. As someone who has used it both before and after the port, I'm hard pressed to notice any real differences other than some animation effects. It's always done the job.

And the Finder is not a development environment, nor is it cross platform. Plus there are 3rd party replacements if you want more choice.

FinalCut is not a development platform. It's not holding the platform back nor degrading the experience solely because it's written in Carbon.

Yes iTunes on Windows sucks but it's a means to an end. Do you think the iPod would have succeeded if it required a Mac? Again, iTunes is not threatening the 'Windows experience'. Developers cannot build more sucky apps on top of it. The crapware and anti-virus software that most PCs run is far, far worse that iTunes.

The whole Carbon/Cocoa thing is a red hearing anyway because they are purely Mac technologies uses to build Mac-only apps.

Job's beef is with Flash which IS a closed-source proprietary framework upon which to build web content. They're holding the mobile web hostage. Just as with their CS products, Adobe have gotten too used to coasting along and doing the absolute minimum. Have you used their installers? Total joke. All their stuff sucks hard on the Mac. We're treated as second-class citizens.

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