Originally Posted by jragosta
And HTML can do something that Flash will never do - run on 100,000,000 iDevices (plus all the other non-Apple smartphones that don't run flash - must be pushing a billion by now.
You're pretending that one must write in a finished html 5 today - which is absurd. Lots of people have written very useful sites in html 4 - and they run on everything. As html 5 matures, they can pick it up.
That's the really hilarious part of Adobe's Flash message "write once run everywhere" is far more true of html than it is of Flash since NO smart phone runs Flash.
Go ahead and count them - if you can find any. Then tell me where I get my free iPhone. It's easy to get a free Android phone.
Other than the near daily reports of companies that are switching from Flash back to html.
First of all, I wasn't taking about html4, how is that relevant. I was referring to the notion that flash is -now- dead-, apparently, and html5 has replaced it. It hasn't, and certainly has a ways to go before it can replace a number of things flash does now. Of course by that time, flash will have released new full versions, it's a mistake to assume it will stand still, certainly more so now that the stakes are much higher. It seems most I chat with, have no idea of it's capabilities. People seem to think it's only used as a video player, and it has some vector animation capabilities.
Anyway, you'd get a free iphone in Japan, I hear they trouble selling them there, so now they're giving them away.
I love the iphone, don't get me wrong, I think apple has a great product. But the sometimes the silliness, hyperbole and outright fabrications on either side can get a little funny at times.
near daily reports? You only wish.