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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Where do they get it from?
by josi on Mon 22nd Feb 2010 21:07 UTC
josi
Member since:
2009-03-11

This article is just a fairytale made up by the author.

To understand my point, go buy a Nokia N900. Flash, multitasking ++

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WHAT the FSCK do you multitaksk?
by kaelodest on Tue 23rd Feb 2010 01:35 in reply to "Where do they get it from?"
kaelodest Member since:
2006-02-12

Srsly what could you multitask in a phone interface while watching FLV?. I think that you might mistake content for interface and that is a reason to RTFA

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spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

What about taking notes on Xournal while reading an openoffice document? 64kb and monotask should be enough for everybody?

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