Adobe attacks… with figures!


Apple with Flash, Google with Internet Explorer 6

Adobe has responded to the lack of Flash on the new iPad, that Apple tablet device thingy if you haven't heard of it because you were teleported into the future or have been asleep for a few days.

[…] without Flash support, iPad users will not be able to access the full range of web content, including over 70% of games and 75% of video on the web.

Three observations I'll observe (observe observations, no, really?) in rapid-fire succession. One, where did they get those suspect figures from? Two, I was unaware YouTube accounted for less than 25% of online video. Three, 98% of irritating online advertisements and 90% of browser crashes are the fault of Flash which they conveniently failed to mention. Four, I created those numbers out of thin air much like I suspect they did. Those were four observations, but number one and four were related you see.

This morning I defended Apple's decision to not include Flash and compared it to Google deciding to stop supporting Internet Explorer 6. So far I haven't had any angry replies to it yet, perhaps it's the timezone difference.

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