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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parrotjoe
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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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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

I actually latched on to this bit here:

"We should all force these companies to make good stuff."

Which seems to suggest that "we" the consumers should be forcing these (Adobe, Apple, Microsoft, Dell...) to deliver good stuff. If the majority of the user base yelled back, the companies would be forced to improve there products (see Microsoft's quick address of Vista). It's not for Microsoft to force Itunes out bit rather for us end users to do so.

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