WOW, I just read Steve Jobs “Thought on Flash” where he “claims” he supports open standards while flash is not.
What intrigues me the most is that if Steve Jobs himself supports “open” standards, why in the hell is Apple suing HTC and why are most Apple’s products not open?
Why is Google Android completely open-source while Apple is not?
Why there’s absolutely “nothing” on Apple’s products open-source if Steve Jobs claims he supports open source? (Other than hackers installing REAL open source software.)
I think this is just a bad excuse, just tell the world Steve that your real plans are to shut out Adobe so you can make all the money for yourself. Or that Apple will make billions of dollars with proprietary software, which it has used for the life of Apple.
Just don’t blame us consumers when Google Android starts taking over (like IBM compatibles did decade earlier) iPhones because consumers want more choices, and these choice don’t just mean number of apps but ability to actually “choose” things in life.
I digress, this is the worst excuse you can come up with Steve, I know you don’t support any “open” standards to begin with thus my reasons for not supporting anything Apple.
And lastly, HTML5 is not an industry standard at all (at least not yet). If you could wait another 5 years before trying to implement it and blocking Adobe out, we’d all understand but that’s not the case.
HTML5 is still not perfect, I have tried HTML5 and it’s still a bit buggy and resolution isn’t all that great yet. On the other hand, flash is still the clear winner and works on even older websites.
You clearly want it your way.
Fine, have it your way Steve, it’s obviously not going to make you more friends.
– sent from my Nexus One