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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opportunity to ditch flash?
by spiderman on Mon 22nd Feb 2010 15:33 UTC
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It's a good opportunity for us to ditch Flash. We should seriously considering taking it.
I don't know what opportunity this article talks about. I agree Flash is a plague. It is not accessible, it is not secure and not free. And I've ditched it years ago (never used it actually), but what is the special opportunity? That Steve Jobs said it sucks? To be fair, the iPad and the iPhone suck to. Lack of multiprocessing, lack of accessibility and closeness. There I said it. Now there is a new opportunity to ditch the iThings too while we are at it.

Edited 2010-02-22 15:34 UTC

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