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: Comment by macUser
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 29th Apr 2010 19:46 UTC in reply to "Comment by macUser"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

You either want open standards web or you don't. It's a bit hypocritical to constantly push open standards and then glom on to Adobe because of a vendetta against Apple.

Flash is done. Whether you like or dislike Apple the future is HTML5, CSS3 and javascript. That is the road to take. Apple is on it. Adobe with Flash is not.

Adobe can prop Flash up as long as they want but ultimately the technology is dead.


*woosh*

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RE[2]: Comment by macUser
by macUser on Thu 29th Apr 2010 20:04 in reply to "RE: Comment by macUser"
macUser Member since:
2006-12-15

"You either want open standards web or you don't. It's a bit hypocritical to constantly push open standards and then glom on to Adobe because of a vendetta against Apple.

Flash is done. Whether you like or dislike Apple the future is HTML5, CSS3 and javascript. That is the road to take. Apple is on it. Adobe with Flash is not.

Adobe can prop Flash up as long as they want but ultimately the technology is dead.


*woosh*
"

Whose ego is larger? Thom's or Jobs'?

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RE[3]: Comment by macUser
by wargum on Thu 29th Apr 2010 20:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by macUser"
wargum Member since:
2006-12-15

Whose ego is larger? Thom's or Jobs'?

Hah! I've got another one: Whose opinion is more independent? That of a respected OS fanatic who sees the big picture or that of a CEO of a big company trying to explain his business decisions?

Edited 2010-04-29 20:11 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by macUser
by Shkaba on Thu 29th Apr 2010 20:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by macUser"
Shkaba Member since:
2006-06-22

Mine is, and I say Apple (and specifically Jobs) has nothing to do with openness. Neither does Adobe or Microsoft, but neither of these two is limiting my options (as an end user) nor is Microsoft limiting my options as a developer.

And yes I agree that flash (at least as it stands right now) is junk ... but let ME decide about it, don't be a fascist (or communist) and then try to sugarcoat it (spin it)

As for your post ... I second *woosh*

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