Quick Notes on "Thoughts on Flash"


The Blog of Tom Webster

  2010-05-01 13:18:00 PDT

Lets start with a quote from the original article:

"Adobe's Flash products are 100% proprietary. They are only available from Adobe, and Adobe has sole authority as to their future enhancement, pricing, etc. While Adobe’s Flash products are widely available, this does not mean they are open, since they are controlled entirely by Adobe and available only from Adobe. By almost any definition, Flash is a closed system."

Lets make some quick changes to this...

"~~Adobe's Flash~~ Apple products are 100% proprietary. They are only available from ~~Adobe~~ Apple, and ~~Adobe~~ Apple has sole authority as to their future enhancement, pricing, etc. While ~~Adobe’s Flash~~ Apple's products are widely available, this does not mean they are open, since they are controlled entirely by ~~Adobe~~ Apple and available only from ~~Adobe~~ Apple. By almost any definition, ~~Flash~~ _any Apple software _is a closed system."

Don't even get me started on the App Store. Hey, Jobs, talk when you can put your app store where your mouth is. Just sayin'.