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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Adobe and Carbon
by bousozoku on Thu 29th Apr 2010 18:11 UTC
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For what it's worth, Adobe was dragging its feet on switching to Carbon. The framework was there in Mac OS 8.x and they likely didn't investigate it at all.

When they finally released Photoshop 7, it was a minimal Carbon application and ran much better on Mac OS (8.x, 9.x) than Mac OS X. That was typical of an application where someone added "#include carbon.h" and the carbon libraries to the project and re-built the thing.

Adobe always seem to do the minimum.

As far as Steve Jobs being a hypocrite, isn't that typical of all leaders? I've seen videos of several people important to computing and they're all interested in doing what's best for their own group, not the rest of the world and they'll do whatever it takes to secure their own interests.

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