Steve Jobs:Adobe Flash is a failure

Apple CEO Steve Jobs criticized Adobe's Flash software, claiming that Flash in the iPhone and iPad Touch devices such as a failure.

Jobs just had Apple publish his musings on Apple's "hotnews" section. And it's amazing. No, seriously, it's amazing, not only for the frankness of the text, its overt challenge to Adobe's reliability, but also for Steve's stance on open versus closed tech standards.

Ahh, interesting. So Apple wants to replace the closed, proprietary Flash platform by pushing WebKit’s HTML5 rendering engine. I’m no fan of the Safari browser but I am a big fan of WebKit, and the capability that it contains does, in many ways, make Flash not obsolete as much as unnecessary.

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