Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Oct 2010 21:42 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Steve Jobs' rant against Android, RIM, and 7" tablets couldn't go by unnoticed, of course. We already had the rather dry response from Google's Andy Rubin, but Mountain View isn't the only one who responded. TweetDeck's CEO wasn't particularly pleased by Jobs distorting TweetDeck's story on developing for Android, and now we have RIM's co-CEO Jim Balsillie who slammed Cupertino pretty hard.
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RE[2]: Flash
by WorknMan on Wed 20th Oct 2010 02:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Flash"
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

IMHO, Apple started out to do the right thing by not including Flash, but then proceeded to do totally the wrong thing by people by also not including non-proprietary open codecs (specifically, WebM, Vorbis and Theora). Every browser except Apple's will support the latter.


Meh, I don't care about open codecs. I only care about the closed ones that really suck ass, and Flash falls under that category. If it works out of the box and doesn't require Flash, I'm a happy camper. I don't even mind paying a small license fee for the privilege. Just get rid of f**king Flash.

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RE[3]: Flash
by No it isnt on Wed 20th Oct 2010 09:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Flash"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

It's impossible to both have a free web and support the iOS platform at the same time (without making a special "iOS version" in parallel). If that's unimportant to you, then you're probably one of those who think it's just great to have your old documents stuck in a format you have to pay money to read. You're giving your content away to the patent holders.

Oh, wait, you're just a consumer, and don't own the content yourself.

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RE[4]: Flash
by WorknMan on Wed 20th Oct 2010 12:02 in reply to "RE[3]: Flash"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

If that's unimportant to you, then you're probably one of those who think it's just great to have your old documents stuck in a format you have to pay money to read. You're giving your content away to the patent holders.


Well, it's like this... I graduated from high school about 15 years ago. Thus, I didn't come from the Entitlement Generation who expects everything to be handed to them for free. So no, I don't mind paying a little something for the apps I use.

In regards to accessing the content, if you're going to use a proprietary format for that, just make sure you're using something that can export to other formats if needed. Later on down the road, you can always use an emulator if you absolutely need to get at the app you used to create it.

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