Today Steve Jobs called Adobe “Lazy.”
Flash has dramatically improved since Adobe bought Macromedia. Papervision 3D is a 3D engine that runs on Actionscript, this sort of capability was unheard of back when Macromedia ran Flash.
Flash is spreading all over the place: set top boxes, TVs, phones, everywhere except the iPhone. It is ubiquitous for ads and video on the web. No wonder Steve is jealous. What is the install base of Quicktime?
Flash runs fine on every other phone. Is the iPhone buggy? no, it is intentionally dumbed down in the interest of rabid monopolistic tendencies of one eccentric genius.
Steve should remember that Apple would have died save for its use as a graphics platform running Adobe technology for a long stretch of time.
The iPhone will be a better device when it supports Flash.
As much as he has done for the company and the world, Steve Jobs really has conquered everything that needed conquering; the world needs a little less conquering and fewer dumbed-down, closed-source, “no VM allowed” systems like the iPhone and iPad.
With the iPad we witness the first case in history of computing where the limitations of a small device float upwards into a bigger device, instead of the opposite (remember when Moore’s law was a good thing?): who is lazy?