Comment – re:Our thoughts on open markets I Adobe
We believe that consumers should be able to freely access their favorite content and applications, regardless of what computer they have, what browser they like, or what device suits their needs. No company — no matter how big or how creative — should dictate what you can create, how you create it, or what you can experience on the web.
We believe that Apple, by taking the opposite approach, has taken a step that could undermine this next chapter of the web — the chapter in which mobile devices outnumber computers, any individual can be a publisher, and content is accessed anywhere and at any time.
Here, Chuck Geschke and John Warnock are simply dishonest.
Two playing fields are being confused. One is the open web which Apple is clearly and strongly fostering with it’s development of WebKit as a leading standards supporting rendering engine now seen in use by all major mobile operating systems save Microsoft’s. Apple is clearly supporting web standards which actually do run on any device you choose. Adobe on the other hand is clearly digging a Flash pit wherein everything remains the same. It’s been talk talk talk about a version of mobile flash. I’m glad web standards are stepping up to the plate and being moved forward by Adobe’s inability to deliver.
The other field is in regard to native applications. This is a very different war then claiming Apple is attempting to “undermine this next chapter of the web. I find myself strongly agreeing with Apple on one hand — I have used platforms held hostage by companies other than the original vendor and have seen the lack of progress ceding control, the control Apple is enforcing with section 3.1.1 and like Steve Jobs agree that John Gruber really nails it in his post which walks a line of rationality not seen in most corners of our daily lives. On the other hand I find some agreement with another premise – that a developer should be able to deliver a product in any
You can’t publish such a weighty document full of error, sign it, post it with your chuckling portraits and believe you’ve won the day. This is desperate.