>> you say >> <<supporting the world wide standard for online video and interactivity>>
You say this utopian statement but this was never and will never be a fact , there is no world wide anything.
Well It's a bloody f..ing war out here. Even google stabbed apple in the back for no reason at all and now google will reaped what it sowed by making apple a sworn blood enemy, just like adobe.
So a little history as I see it dude Apple was attacked and abused and shut out of almost everything for decades. MSFT and minions made sure that if a company supported anything apple they company lost msft biz or at least got restricted <<for example intel is still doing this today with AMD >>
MSFT while trying to choke APPLE to death still made sure that it made money off of APPLE, Even today MSFT attacks APPLE one day and the next day improves APPLE branded office SW. As time went on the mere thought of gates being displeased was enough to pull all apple support. Many companies even with no threat hated apple and never supported any thing apple. Verizon goes of its way to not support apple. Look my friend 3 f..ing days ago VERIZON gives a freeWIFI service to all its broadband clients >>EXCEPT OF COURSE MAC-OS>>WVerizon has acted anti-apple for yrs .My point is that because APPLE was forced to rely on its own in house SW people fro every little thing.
So APPLE today creates all its SW . One great example of this >APPLE made sure that everything APPLE is plug and play.EVERYTHING !! So after that many of the walls MSFT threw up against APPLE disappeared. Plug and play as opposed to hours or days of paid tech support to get $60 dollar crap printer to print, non apple clients can't grasp plug and play .
Some yrs ago a odd thing happened the arrogant APPLE SW team need faster support from ADOBE to upgrade ADOBE'S shitty SUITE OF SW <<pre element days >> ADOBE HAD PROMISED AND 18 MONTHS LATER STILL DID NOT FiX BUGS OR PLUGINS. See dude ADOBE was/is as arrogant as APPLE.
ADOBE felt APPLE owed a very large debt to ADOBE, Because of the yrs and yrs of ADOBES APPLES support,
APPLE SOLD TONS OF COMPUTERS > Because of PHOTOSHOP. Every ADOBE update spurred MAC sales. So up yo a point ADOBE is correct.
Still APPLE felt like ADOBE was a large threat with its slow updates . So apple created FINAL CUT PRO , Along with smaller minor SW apps that crossed over into ADOBE world . ADOBE still had not made elements just yet .
Once as APPLE went down this road ADOBE tried to punish apple. In the world of SW this was a magical moment, APPLE cutting loose it main graphic partner. APPLE after that wanted ADOBE blood. Adobe to this day has not bowed, So today with apple millions upon millions of mobile devices being sold from laptops tonanos' Adobe does not sit at APPLE TABLE and comfer what they will add next . ADOBE is on the outside of the fsatest growing comapny on the planet . ADOBE is smaller today .And if Adobe does not MAKE all its programs SNOWY lean and mean ASDOBE WILL Further lose market share .QUICKTIME>X has morphed into a FLASH killer ;
So i said fuck flash, Instead of what i wrote above, Go get CLICK TO FLASH and dis=able all flash banners on your web pages !!.Go to HULU and see how fast it load's ,and just ignore flash ads and simply click on the flash word where the player is. Its fun to screw the google ad people.
Even with this re write it is still kinda poor writing ;I am sorry for that, I even forgot why i wrote all this .
So anyway dude why not stop all your complaining and be ONE OF US , Your valid points are lost if you act so one sided about openness when nothing will ever be open .