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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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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AlexandreAM Member since:
2006-02-06

I understand this. The point is, he is saying that if our reasons for hating iTunes are the same as those Apple says we obviously have for hating Flash, why don't we force iTunes out.

I try to draw a parallel to show that Apple should leave it to US to force flash out. Not force that decision down on our heads.

Because, and that is my previous point, if Microsoft would to be so "grand" as Apple and do it for us, it'd be the great evil company of the galaxy.

Edit: Oh, and please ignore grammar/spelling mistakes, or the post entirely if it's hard to make sense of it. I just woke up and didn't even get up yet... dizzy.

Edited 2010-04-30 14:11 UTC

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

I would hope people are still not deluded enough to think Apple is less evil than Microsoft. Mind you, given the target, I'd be just as enthusiastic about Microsoft pushing out Itunes as I am about Apple pushing out Flash. Both are horrid pieces of software forced on the end user through synthetic "requirements". Recognize that both companies are amoral companies in the business of making money but give credit where due.

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