Originally Posted by Crimguy
Does it have to be a love/hate fest? I agree with Adobe - I think Apple has the horsepower to run flash on the ipad, so they should allow it.
Imagine you have a daughter coming of age and beginning to date. She brings home some AIDs infested clap carrying prick and expresses her love for the guy. Do you put up with or do you apply some standards?
In essence Apply is applying a little restraint to protect it's prized off spring. If other companies where to do the same, that is behave ethically, then the poison of Flash would go away.
By the way it is an issue of ethics. In many ways supplying Flash on a machine is like supplying cars with tires that blow out.
When the iPhone came out they said it lacked the muscle to do flash well. Now the excuses are stability and that its not a "standard." Well, it's used all over the place, and will continue to do so for some time.
Yes it is used all over. However it is used far less than in the past. You as a user though can have a positive impact here by simply communicating your objections to flash to the owners of the web sites in question. Make them realize that it negatively impacts their business.
I do not love Flash - I agree that it crashes a lot and doesn't seem to work well at all with Chrome. But its a reality of hte internet so it should be on the iPad.
Sickness is a reality of the human existance but that doesn't mean you should consort with those spreading disease. Rather you want to marginalized them and hopefully protect society as a whole. Yeah I know that flies in the face of current thinking but we are also paying dearly for that thinking.
So what we have here is Apple raising awareness for the community in general. They are in effect saying that consorting with flash will lead sickness on your machine. This is a very real problem in the PC world so it isn't like it's made up.
Frankly I think it is good for Apple to elevate themselves above the dregs of society.
Internet in your hand . . . a load of bulls***t. I'll still get one, but I hope somehting changes.
Yeah me too, in my case I hope it is your attitude that changes. Maybe you like taking antibiotics (virus scanners, makeware deleters & etc) constantly. Many of us don't. The one nice thing about my iPhone is that I'm free of those concerns so far. Flash on the iPhone/iPad would be a high speed avenue to corrupted devices.