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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RE: Good Points/But Flash Is Crap
by mtzmtulivu on Thu 29th Apr 2010 17:58 UTC in reply to "Good Points/But Flash Is Crap"
mtzmtulivu
Member since:
2006-11-14


But, on to Flash. Steve is right in the more narrow sense. Flash is crap, especially for mobile devices. And there are much better alternatives. In this case the ball is in Adobe's court and Jobs has put it there. Adobe should really and truly get rid of Flash and embrace the new tools. Again, I am speaking in this more narrow sense and not in the wider sense that Thom did.


flash is crap, nobody disputes this.

Question: Why does apple not want flash on their devices?

Answer: because flash has a runtime apple can not control. The prohibition of this is in their developer's agreement.

Saying this doesnt look good so they spin things.

Spin1: flush is a resource hog and drains battery life and that is why we dont allow it.

Adobe made their app to produce native code making spin1 moot and spin two was hence put forward

spin2: cross platform tools are inherently inferior.

it doesnt matter who has the ball, apple has the goal post and will move it around to maintain their strong hold on their devices and will spin things all day long.

not saying your point isnt valid, just saying it is used to justify moving around the goal post.

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bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23


flash is crap, nobody disputes this.

Question: Why does apple not want flash on their devices?

Answer: because flash has a runtime apple can not control. The prohibition of this is in their developer's agreement.

Saying this doesnt look good so they spin things.

Spin1: flush is a resource hog and drains battery life and that is why we dont allow it.

Adobe made their app to produce native code making spin1 moot and spin two was hence put forward

spin2: cross platform tools are inherently inferior.

it doesnt matter who has the ball, apple has the goal post and will move it around to maintain their strong hold on their devices and will spin things all day long.

not saying your point isnt valid, just saying it is used to justify moving around the goal post.


If you wanted the best experience for customers of your hardware, wouldn't you be just as demanding of a high performance solution?

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AlexandreAM Member since:
2006-02-06

Oddly enough, I kinda believe that hardware is indeed mine, not Apple's.

Go figure...

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