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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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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So we just sit on different sides of the very same coin.

I, too, am just as enthusiastic of Microsoft pushing iTunes out as I am of Apple pushing Flash. That is, none at all.

But that's just differente philosophies and I doubt we'll have any success in presenting arguments convincing enough to change each other's opinion on the matter.

I'm just happy to be proven wrong, since I was assuming there'd be a different reaction if it were another company. Even if I don't agree with the opinion, at least it's consistent ;)

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