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Flash-centric application and UI development.

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Comment on Debugging with Sound by   Debugging mit Sound und Log4J by Schauderhaftes

Wed, 12 Mar 2008 20:46:21 +0000

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Comment on Rage Against the Machine: Apple’s Fall From Grace by Craig Babcock

Thu, 06 Mar 2008 20:47:03 +0000

@JS: Thanks for the link to the article about Apple's superior business model. It describes at length how Apple has fingers in everyone's pies and is able to control a number of revenue streams. While I am guessing it was not your intention, the article makes an excellent argument in support my point regarding Apple's anti-competitive stance. "Please don’t resort to the usual fanboy, zealot BS." Was this a 'note-to-self' that you inadvertently typed? ;-) @AdamC I've read way too many posts/comments in the last couple of days describing Flash as a 'hog'. Is this some kind of semi-orchestrated Googlewashing campaign, or just a lack of creative metaphors? I don't mean this as an insult, just wondering out loud. @Michael From your linked post: "Immediately, Flash fires erupted around the web as supporters came out of the closet (yes, that kind of love) and scurried out from under the rugs, declaring to one and all that Apple had a secret agenda." Seriously? BTW, it's hardly a secret (or a conspiracy). It's just an aggressively competitive business decision. My point is, that despite the 'open', 'free', 'anti-establishment' image that Apple spends hundreds of millions selling, underneath is just another big corporation with a bottom line and a mission to beat the competition (whoever that may be). @mmp1 Nice points - it is all about innovation and choices. As long as there is open competition, we all (collectively) win. When one company locks out its competitors and controls all revenue streams, the company wins, but we (collectively) lose. You can substitute any company name you like into this equation, the result is the same.

Comment on Rage Against the Machine: Apple’s Fall From Grace by mmp1

Thu, 06 Mar 2008 13:16:14 +0000

I agree with you about both of your comments - closed in attitude to the os and channels. I have both PC's and Mac's. In fact, I am using my mac now. But I see one other issue with this attitude. It assumes that the web standards, which if I follow it is apples response will have all that is needed to innovate. I think what is missing, is a realization that it is because of Flash, Java, ActiveX that real innovation in the web has actually happened. Where do you think AJAX would have been without the ability to "plugin" code via ActiveX/Java that could run async to prove a concept ? Only after it had proven its worth did it earn the right to be made native in the browser. Also, what about U-tube, myspace etc. It is actually these next generation apps that are driving the real internet economy. Why ? because they allow people to innovate without getting permission. So what does the iPhone mean without flash and Java? It means that many markets apple could be participating in are going to be missing. It means, that innovation in the eyes of apple is about "new cases" not "new ways of doing business". Because, and this you can rest assured, there is a world out there that is thinking "wow... if I combine X and Y, I can do something amazing". And like the history of the internet so far, that is what is going to be the driving force over the next 5 years. In fact, I think we are on the verge of a new kind of .com boom. Not like the last one. This is one which is going to build momentum every day, until in about 18 months time we are going to see it explode, because then we are going to see the first of the new IPO's. It is built on using the internet to grow the top line as well as the bottom. What is this new boom. It is one fueled by these technologies that have matured to the point where they are on every platform. This allows a new generation of business models to happen. The first .com boom, was in fact limited not by its ambition (of which there was too much), but buy how fast they could push that change. Now broadband is everywhere. And more so in 12 months. Look at the impact of u-tube/myspace etc. If you look around closely what you are seeing are more and more new businesses happening that use the best of what is now in the market to do something cool. That is the real shame. That the iphone, which could help accelerate this process could in fact miss the boat all together. Because, it just can't run those business apps that are coming. Maybe this will change. If only we could get those annoying people out there with their u-tubes, myspaces, facebooks, web2.0 business models etc to just stop thinking differently and conform to the standards.

Comment on Rage Against the Machine: Apple’s Fall From Grace by Brendan

Thu, 06 Mar 2008 10:14:35 +0000

I use a mac cause I enjoy having my life organized for me ... because it's a proper computer .. :) happy iphoning flash or not!

Comment on Rage Against the Machine: Apple’s Fall From Grace by 5566

Thu, 06 Mar 2008 06:42:25 +0000

I share the same feeling about Mac being very enclosed. Mac keeps everything very secretive which results in fewer applications that can run in Mac. PC on the other hand is much more open and that is also why there are so many virus around. I'm pretty sure Mac has a lot more vulnerabilities but because less people know about it and it becomes "more secure".

Comment on Rage Against the Machine: Apple’s Fall From Grace by Michael Long

Thu, 06 Mar 2008 05:53:17 +0000

I'll bet you dollars to donuts that there's nothing you could do in Flash on the iPhone that you won't be able to using the SDK. Especially since Flash is supposed to be a "platform independent" layer that essentially ignores the hardware it's running on. There's no secret conspiracy.

Comment on Rage Against the Machine: Apple’s Fall From Grace by AdamC

Thu, 06 Mar 2008 05:18:11 +0000

If you want to use Flash, use a pc because Flash is a hog.... and if bog down your iPhone who will you blame?

Comment on Rage Against the Machine: Apple’s Fall From Grace by JS

Thu, 06 Mar 2008 03:50:32 +0000

What total bullshit...MS is the most proprietary company on the planet. Silverlight (their flash killer)? WMA, WMV, Direct X (trying to kill open GL), Janus DRM, Plays for sure DRM, Zune market place, Win CE. The list goes on & on. Apple seems to be shying away from proprietary formats (which flash is). Anything MS does is about them running the show & is proprietary. ZDnet & Cnet are not quality sources for anything Apple. Why it won't be as easy as you think for other phone manufacturers. Please don't resort to the usual fanboy, zealot BS.

Comment on Back from FITC Amsterdam 2008 by Craig Babcock

Mon, 03 Mar 2008 22:47:44 +0000

[André] You are very welcome - let's hope the squeaky wheel gets some grease.

Comment on Back from FITC Amsterdam 2008 by Andre Michelle

Mon, 03 Mar 2008 22:16:53 +0000

Thanks for this - Helping in our petition is highly appreciated :)