Linked by David Adams on Mon 22nd Feb 2010 08:37 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless While it's been a low-level grumbling for years, the issue of Flash on mobile devices (and particularly the iPhone/Touch/iPad ecosystem) has reached fever pitch over the past few weeks, with Steve Jobs as self-appointed Flash basher-in-Chief. The OSNews crowd, that is, dyed-in-the-wool technologists have, by and large, not been big fans of Flash, with its spotty availability and performance on alternative platforms, resource hogging, and instability. And though it's quite useful for web video and other specialized interfaces, it drives the tech savvy crazy when it's used for utterly superfluous multimedia bling. So we've had a lively discussion of the pros and cons of Flash, and whether device users should be free to make their own decision about whether it's worthy to install on their iPads. But we're leaving out an important detail. As Daniel Eran Dilger, a Flash developer, points out, almost all the important existing Flash infrastructure won't work anyway. Update: A worthwhile rebuttal to this point of view.
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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 22nd Feb 2010 13:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
Thom_Holwerda
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What I meant was that RD will adapt its opinions, arguments, and everything else to bring it in line with Apple's. If Apple were to add Flash to the iPhone tomorrow, and remove all HTML5 stuff from Safari, we'd see an article the day after tomorrow by the exact same writer, explaining in great detail why the move is a good one, and why Apple is right.

That's why RD is simply not a source I link to in any way. Of course, others are free to.

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