Adobe strikes back with its own open letter

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by maflynn, May 13, 2010.

  1. maflynn Moderator

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    engadget is reporting about adobe's response to Job's open letter

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  2. KeriJane macrumors 6502a

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    So THAT'S their reply?

    They could have done much better than this.

    The ad just looks silly and accusatory.

    Adobe's actual letter doesn't refute Apple's stance that Flash is seriously flawed and inappropriate for use on portable devices. Nor does it address Apple's biggest concern, that allowing Flash on Apple mobile devices would seriously impede platform development and put Apple at the mercy of Adobe.

    I expected a much better response than that.

    Oh, here's Apple's "Thoughts on Flash":
    http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/

    I feel that it's a MUCH better letter than Adobe's.


    Now I'm even less likely to go CS5,
    Keri

    PS. Apple isn't "trying to control the web" here. They're just trying to control the perceived Quality of Apple products. Nobody is forcing anybody to buy an iPhone or iPad. If you gotta have Flash, why not buy something else?

    PPS. If THIS is Adobe's best shot, I'd be more than happy to write a better reply than that. For a nominal fee that is. :D:p;)
     
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    I'm not a big fan of their Flash product but Adobe does have a point. I like my choice and I choose to avoid using Flash whenever possible. :D
     
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    I can't tell if Adobe's move comes from fear or desperation.
     
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    They don't address the fact that Flash is bad software, nor do they refute Apple's right not to support software that impairs the functionality and squanders the resources of their hardware.

    Wow...what a load of self-serving ******** from Adobe. Them complaining about closed standards has to be some kind of a joke. Closed standards have been the name of their game since before Apple forced them to make Postscript open standard, and goes all the way from then (lat 80's) to the more recent struggle to make PDF an open standard.

    Read the history of Postscript. All of this has happened before, and will happen again.
     
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    From the looks of that letter, I'd say both.
    With a WHOLE LOT of Stupidity, Hubris and just plain Patheticity mixed in for good measure. :eek:

    Who wrote that?
    A "Trophy Secretary"?
    Someone's Grade School kid who was over for "Bring Your Child To Work" Day?
    A plant from Apple to make Adobe look bad? :confused:

    I Know! It must've been CHINESE HACKERS!

    Here's my first draft for a vastly improved rebuttal:

    " "

    Adobe should immediately adopt all of the writing between the two quote marks above until they have something to say that's worth saying.


    Wow! I'd have never thought a major company like Adobe would pull that kind of stunt,
    Keri
     

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