Originally Posted by solipsism
I don't get why anything about making the web better is automatically an Apple-centric comment about eliminating Flash from the planet. Have we forgotten that Microsoft, Mozilla and Google, to name a few are also working on alternatives to supporting Flash because of its many problems?
Maybe I'm missing your point, but I think the issue is that though they're looking for alternatives, Microsoft, Mozilla and Google are currently making browsers that DO
support Flash....I may hate the current weather outside, but until it changes, NOT bringing an umbrella only hurts me.... I really want to see Apple win this battle, I find Google creepy, but between the rumored negotiations with Hulu, and talks of lowering the price of TV shows to .99 through iTunes, I can't help but question whether this is about user experience or about trying to monetize as much of the web as possible.
What would be the disadvantage
of having something like ClickToFlash on the iPad?
I'm sure this has been said before, but if Apple's own marketing team stumbled over a Flash interactive graphic on NYT in making the iPad demo, how can you argue it's unnecessary and extinct?
Goes back to Steve's mandate that it has to be "better than a laptop, better than a smart phone". Not having something like ClickToFlash just doesn't make sense....