Originally Posted by jragosta
Not to mention100 million iDevices that won't use Flash - and about half a billion smart phones from other vendors. And the number of smart phones is growing much faster than the number of desktop computers - so Flash's penetration is declining -- even if you ignore the people who have stopped using it on their desktops.
Having said that I purchased a 64gb 3g Ipad this weekend, as I wanted something portable, I work as a photographer, and use a desktop machine for the screen size, for photoshop. I am not a fan of laptops and thought this would be the perfect answer for surfing the web, checking email without being stuck at my desk.
I was utterly dissapointed to find how much flash is intergrated into the web, I can not book flights, purchase product online from my vendors, a huge part of what I and I expect a vast majority access the web for, it makes the Ipad virtually usless to me, my Iphone can do more in many ways, I was ready to move my studio over to Mac entirely I am now rethinking the move,Keeping the hardware and operating sytems the same across all machines, I don't want to keep a pc around to surf the web and will be returning the Ipad.
I wonder how many other average consumers will do the same when they find how usless the device is for the web, as far as the hardware I am bummed it seemed like such a perfect fit.