Originally Posted by hill60
That was why I used the example of a different device, I'm fine with not using Flash on an iPhone, however I'm not fine with Adobe denying the choice of other device users.
How exactly, is adobe "denying choice"? You don't -have- to run flash. You could install click4Flash or simply uninstall the plugin. Is there an adobe "shill" sitting next to you preventing you from, excersizing choice?
Originally Posted by svnipp
I'm not trying to defend Adobe here, but isn't it simply appropriate for these guys to respond to Steve Jobs? I mean, Steve Jobs is the CEO of Apple after all.
That's good for quite a guffaw. I doubt any of them would ever fathom the irony of this.
Originally Posted by stevetim
I am not yet sure about html5 to the things I do in flash. I'm definately fine for it playing the videos.
And it won't. The shrieking about html5 "replacing" flash is, just shrieking. I don't see many full on flash experiences being replaced, anytime soon.
The truth is, both technologies are very much either in beta, being worked out, being proposed, in experimental stages (as those "flash killer" basic animation canvas demos which cook -my- genitals pushing my cpu to crazy heat...) etc. That's really where things are.
No one truly knows where things will be in about 2 or 3 years, but I do think adobe is under a lot of pressure right now (and rightly so) to produce a player that runs well on a mobile, and by all appearances, and from what I've personally seen (I saw it running), adobe will be successful very soon. It's success will depend on if they push it out too fast to satisfy the screaming banshees and it's still buggy, or put it out when it's done.
If they do put out a player that runs really well, well, I guess we'll see how that plays out.
As for the BSers screaming about being forced, no one is forcing anyone. Everyone would still have the choice to run it, or not, and the advances of html5 is a good thing for everyone. Having technologies advance and have new capabilities, is awesome.