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[2]: Good Points/But Flash Is Crap
by Hiev on Thu 29th Apr 2010 18:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Good Points/But Flash Is Crap"
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

But I want the freedom to choose crap

The problem is that the crap you want may affect others who don't want crap. So, that type of freedom doesn't apply.

And stop confusing software licenses with the constitution of the Unite States of America.

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parrotjoe Member since:
2005-07-06

All good points regarding Apple and their ways. But, in that narrow sense, crap is crap is crap. And Flash is crap in so many ways. Because Adobe makes something that's crap and it becomes a standard and they won't do anything to really address it, force it out.

By the same token, force iTunes out. As someone suggested, make Apple break it up into smaller apps. We should all force these companies to make good stuff.

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AlexandreAM Member since:
2006-02-06

By the same token, force iTunes out.


It's pretty to say, to pretend, actually, that this is parallel to what is happening with Adobe. By the true same token, what would the reaction be if Microsoft forced iTunes out?

I tend to believe all Apple fans and Microsoft customers owners of iPods would cry out loud and it would be publicity hell.

But it seems the only option when you're against Apple is to "vote with your pockets because Apple can do whatever it pleases with ``it's`` hardware."

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

The problem is that the crap you want may affect others who don't want crap. So, that type of freedom doesn't apply.


Oh, good. That means we can finally get rid of religion in the USA since I believe it's crap and yet I'm subjected to it just by walking around or listening to the radio. Their freedom, after all, doesn't apply because it inconveniences me.
Seriously, do you even understand the magnitude of the stupidity of what you just said?

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Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

what part of And stop confusing software licenses with the constitution of the Unite States of America.

you didn't understand?

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