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: Not so sure
by Morty on Thu 29th Apr 2010 22:15 UTC in reply to "Not so sure"
Morty
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And QuickTime? *shudder*

Definitely, and it was a blessing to all Internet users that it did not become de facto standard system for multimedia streaming, when that technology war was running way back. Both Microsofts offering and that particular DRM ridden crapware from Apple lost, to RealPlayer as it were. Adding video capabilities to Flash combined with wide distribution, made it possible for it to sweep in and snatch the lead position for video with RealPlayers decline. Again denying QuickTime.

Good thing Jobs is not known to carry grudges, other wise one could be led to believe it was more than economic motives behind his attacks on Flash. Ehh sorry! That should have been: concerns for the user experience.

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