Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Apple CEO Steve Jobs post on why a 'NO' to Adobe Flash

Reading through the letter by Apple's Steve Jobs on his refusal to include Adobe Flash on iPhone, iPad and iPod really makes me feel the closed Apple's architecture a "hypocrite".

Apple claimed that Flash is closed and proprietary and thus has several technical drawbacks. I thought Apple is equally closed? Developers are not allowed to use third party toolkits; users have to go through iTunes to purchase or download applications; Apple's Quicktime is closed and proprietary; and many more.

I applaud Google's openness and their support for Adobe Flash. Credit has to be given to Microsoft new Windows Phone too for their soon-to-come support for Flash. We should embrace openness to instill creativity and innovation.

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