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[4]: Comment by DrillSgt
by supergear on Thu 29th Apr 2010 18:10 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by DrillSgt"
supergear
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2007-07-06

I don't see how h264 is more open than flash. I think they both suck but atleast Adobe won't sue you if you happen to watch an unlicensed video

Edited 2010-04-29 18:10 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by DrillSgt
by StephenBeDoper on Thu 29th Apr 2010 21:57 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by DrillSgt"
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2005-07-06

I don't see how h264 is more open than flash. I think they both suck but atleast Adobe won't sue you if you happen to watch an unlicensed video


And the funny thing is that encouraging the use of H.264 has the unintended consequence of encouraging the continued use of Flash. Since Flash supports H.264, any site that uses H.264 files in HTML5 <video> tags will probably also offer the same video through Flash (since that's the easiest way to provide the same video to XP and Vista users).

If Apple truly wanted to "save" the web from the evils of Flash, then throwing support behind H.264 is self-defeating (at least in the short-term).

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