Originally Posted by dalasc
What happened was I saw a lot of subjective opinion masquerading as hard-won objective fact gleaned from many expensive and accurate scientific surveys about what many people may think.
As I stated in my first post:
"Obviously you will take what I am saying however you want, but this is my real world experience working in web and what I have seen to be true."
How you were able to interpret this statement as "hard-won objective fact gleaned from many expensive and accurate scientific surveys" is beyond me. I have always been clear that my opinion, like the rest of us here, is based on my personal experience and entirely subjective. Which of course entitles you to dismiss it as you see fit.
Originally Posted by dalasc
Let us return to my unanswered question. I simply want to know where all YOUR scientific data comes from to support ALL your GIGANTIC claims? Don't have any? Thought so. Attack the person who asks for it? Yes. The classic response when one's argument has no teeth.
First, let me explain that I have not failed to respond because I had no response, but because I actually do things other than come to this forum. It just so happens there was a Vikings vs Packers game I wanted to see. Go Vikings!
Second, judging from the way you have responded to my posts, you seem to have anger management issues which lets me know that there really isn't anything I can say that you will like and that this will not be a cordial conversation, so this will be the last time I indulge you.
In answer to your questions, the reason I am not quiet sure what you are talking about is because you have stated that I am making outrageous and gigantic claims and misrepresenting the typical consumer with some sort of scientific data, but really I don't know what claims you're talking about. To my knowledge all I have claimed is that some people want flash on the iPhone and further more that Flash isn't going away. I have also stated that flash has many purposes beyond just banner ads, and that many of the developers who create it are also creating other content and are actually good developers. These don't seem like scientific claims to me, as much as common sense.
But seeing as you are preoccupied with where I get the information to make these assertions, I will tell you. Some of this is gleamed directly from this thread, some if it from the other numerous threads about this same subject on this site and others, but also much of my understanding comes from being in the web development field for over 10 years developing all varieties of web content for a wide variety of clients.
If you are looking for me to point you to a scientific report of some kind backing up my assertions, or maybe a signed letter from the Bureau of Pointless Statistics, I don't have one, and if you would like to discount my opinion due to the lack of any official supporting documentation, than go right ahead, I am not writing a dissertation here, I'm just putting my two cents in on a forum filled primarily with other apple enthusiast (and a few windows enthusiasts) who find the issue entertaining and in some cases professionally relevant.
Either way, I will say again, that I don't really care if you believe what I am saying. If you need me to be wrong and you need to be right, then I am fine with that. You win. Congratulations. my suggestion to you is, don't take it all so seriously, maybe have some tea.