I think Steve Jobs has a real beef against Flash, . . . Jobs has simply had enough and he's bypassing it. . . . So, I actually agree with Jobs about Flash and I think he's influential enough that you're going to see the demise of Flash--especially with the advent of HTML 5 where it isn't necessary anymore anyway.
Yes I have ClickTo Flash, and have been using it for awhile now. It's nice. I like it. But that is really not at the heart of what I am saying. Without the option to use flash on the iPad, the web experience is going to be compromised by casual surfers like my wife. I know Steve Jobs has a beef against Adobe's Flash. But his beef may or may not be my beef. Let me decide if I want to use Flash or not—just like I have the choice using Safari on my laptop computer. The iPhone and iPod touch has limited internet usability (I own both), but I don't want limited usability on my iPad. That's not what it is advertised as (remember that Apple had to take down one of its images on its website because it actually showed a page that contained a displayed flash picture??!!). I CAN NOT experierence the web the way I want and do the things I want if JAVA and Flash are not supported. Maybe that's not true for you, but I know I am not alone. I'm just saying—give us a choice.
So I don't agree with Jobs not allowing me to decide if I want flash. I don't want to wait for the standard to change, HTML 5 is (at best) a long way off before it becomes *the standard.*
Edited by Tom, 01 March 2010 - 08:13 AM.