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Adobe: No more cornering the market

Jun 15, 2011, 16:08 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

"Here's the harsh lesson to be learned: we are finally starting to see a strong push back on non-open standards--like Flash--that will ultimately spell the end of these closed technologies.

"It's easy to credit Steve Jobs, of all people, for starting this particular ball rolling when he refused to allow Flash on iOS. People came back and decried this as a suicide run, since Flash was so prevalent. The iPhone and the iPad would never truly succeed, pundits argued, if people could not watch their YouTube videos. That, clearly, did not happen. And, even though I personally don't believe Jobs wouldn't lock up his own set of standards if he though he could get away with it, he did indeed precipitate this chain of events.

"With Apple so successful at pushing HTML5, it now seems that Microsoft wants to get in the game with their own HTML5/JavaScript play, Windows 8. I wrote about what that might mean for .NET and Mono developers, but what would that also mean for Flash developers? It doesn't seem like anything good, that's for sure."

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