Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Jan 2011 17:44 UTC
Internet & Networking With yesterday's news that Google will be dropping H.264 support from the Chrome web browser, the internet was split in half. One one side, there's people who applaud the move, who are happy that Google is pushing an open, royalty-free and unencumbered video codec (irrespective of Google's motivation). On the other side, there are the H.264 supporters, who believe that H.264 is the one and only choice for HTML5 video. One of the most vocal and public figures in the latter group is John Gruber. Following his five questions for Google, here are ten questions for Gruber about WebM, H.264, and standards on the web.
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If you're going to fight H.264 because of the patent mess, you have to make sure your arguements are based on things that are true. Don't argue technical superiority. Stick to your point...

The technical point is always valid when it comes to technology. What I argue against is tunnel vision idiots who consider 1% better to be "The Best" and nothing else matters. These seem to be the vast majority of opponents.

Whinny bitches who can't get passed "Why would you use something technically inferior?". An objective piss off to you.

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