29 April 2010

Steve Jobs is still trying to kill Flash

On Apple website, Steve Jobs is still trying to kill Flash.
But, times after times, it becomes more and more stupid.

The first part of this hate-letter is the perfect introduction of what you'll read after : perfect non-sense! "Hey Adobe, we almost raised you so ... shut up and call me Dad/God!" ;)

We see here Steve Jobs has one and only enemy : Flash.
How can you honestly say Flash is closed and IPhone is open? Seriously...I still don't realize he actually said this !
I really like how it uses the delayed date of release of Flash 10.1 for mobile.
And for video, I can't read another word from him when I saw QuickTime.
But be cool, every website will soon reencode their videos to H264 since Steve Jobs asks it.
And it's not more honest to say actual web games won't work on touch screen....Of course, they won't work...they were MADE for mouse based play!
Let us me make games for touch based systems and you'll see....
(on this point, I'm actually testing a LOT of touch games and I could say a very few are really enjoyable...)

So, skip all these parts and jump directly to the 6th!
It's certainly the only interesting one (if you forget it's from Steve Jobs) because we can really gain something from it (the previous ones were only Adobe-Apple war rockets)
In fact, it's more than just Steve Jobs asking us if Flash (for any platform) is REALLY interesting....but at this question, I'll return "and what about Java ?"
Are you for middleware or not ?
Are you for develop one and release everywhere ?
Are you for optimized code or for 'work-everywhere' code ?

Look at video game which are developed to be able to release a PC, PS3 and X360 version from the (almost) same code...they are slow and far to be optimized...
It reminds me the time of MSDOS, with the 3DFX version of the game or the Gravis version....everything made in pure ASM.....

Interesting...really...I think everyone should think about it BEFORE to make a choice...
Else, you can skip this stupid letter and go back to what you LOVE to make what ever it is, Flash or IPhone games, I don't mind. Just take pleasure to make them.


Anonymous said...

you CANNOT be serious. THIS is Adobe's rebuttal? calling it a hate-letter and accusing Steve Jobs of believing he's God/Dad? Are you f-ing kidding me? I'm not even a massive fan of Apple and even still, reading this post on Adobe's RSS feed makes me want to do a facepalm for Adobe. How about some technical explanations and defenses instead of high school name-calling and teasing? I truly thought much more highly of Adobe until now.

And I'm also not prejudice but either get a translator or limit the people who can post to your blog to those who can properly speak english:

"But, times after times, it becomes more and more stupid."

Let's see Adobe man up as a corporation and actually make a tangible case for themselves, and then maybe they'll get the respect they deserve. Technologies change, deal with it or get lost in the storm... but crying like a baby and blathering on about nonsense is sure to lose you all the respect of your peers in this world of tech.

Hopefully you approve this post and consider my recommendations seriously.

Anonymous said...

He actually said that iPhone is closed. Please re-read more carefully leaving the Adobe glasses off

William Gregoire said...

Of course I'll approve your post, I'm not that closed! :)

I don't wear Adobe's glasses...you didn't read me well it seems.
I said the main part of the letter isn't objective.
I also said the last part is interesting.

...perhaps it wasn't a good way to ask for a REAL debat.
And I'm not for a debat Apple vs Adobe, I'm for a debat pseudo closed source (Flash) vs closed ecosystem (Apple).
It seems a lot of people seems it's more interesting to deal with a closed ecosystems....I don't understand this so I'm looking for information...and this letter isn't an answer.

ps: and sorry for my english then...I shouldn't post so late
pps: I like people 'anonymous' ;)