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Mar 20, 2008, 01:48 AM
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Mar 20, 2008, 03:52 AM
what a surprise. I'm shocked, no really I am.

However, to bring the full capabilities of Flash to the iPhone Web-browsing experience, we do need to work with Apple beyond and above what is available through the SDK and the current license around it

Mar 20, 2008, 09:04 AM
what a surprise. I'm shocked, no really I am.

I agree with one of the posts under the article: Web2 and Ajax are gaining more ground, and Flash will gradually become irrelevant. With CSS animation and video embedding, Web2 can supplant many of the features that made Flash so attractive. I won't miss Flash at all. It was a great idea ten years ago, but now is overused. The program is a pain to work with (and Adobe has only made it worse). CSS is child's play compared with Action Scripting.

Mar 20, 2008, 12:16 PM
"We believe Flash is synonymous with the Internet experience, and we are committed to bringing Flash to the iPhone,"

Flash is synonymous with the worst parts of the Internet: the ads, the crappy video and web pages that are nearly non-functional through all the whizzing and the fading of the page elements.
Sorry Adobe... when I click on a menu item I want a menu to appear. Instantly. I don't want it to fade or slide or roll in over three seconds, I want it now.
I know Adobe isn't responsible for those horrid designs, but I've seriously never been to a Flash based web site and said "Wow, that was worth it".

Flash is good for cheap animation and games. Anything else is pointless and annoying.