February 3rd, 2010 11:57 am |
The slinging that has been going on between Apple and Adobe has been interesting to say the least. However, not having Flash on my iPhone has not in any way made me what to get rid of my phone. The iPad and it’s lack of Flash isn’t the end of anything. It will be apps developed specifically for the iPad that will bring forth what potential this device will have.
Flash aside, the ability to watch movies, check email, browse “most” of the web already makes this something I want to use. Is this something I’m going to carry around on my body – hell no, this is a device that will reside in my bag or at my apartment. I’d much rather be holding that in my lap than my MacBook Pro for watching a movie or for just doing research on the web. The potential for such a device in the medical arena are HUGE and can’t wait to see what the developers have in store for us. We have already seen the explosion of apps on the iPhone and I suspect we will see a similar surge with iPad developed apps.??There are TONS of great apps out there that are outstanding and it is unfortunate that some of those technologies may be left out in the wind on the iPad. But I think that these rivalries that exist between Apple and Adobe will have to be broken eventually. I for one would luv to be able to have a full rich experience on the web.
Do we actually think for a second that the only reason Flash isn’t on the iPhone is because Steve simply doesn’t want it? Even I don’t think he has THAT much power. If both sides are holding back and it is possible, then just let it be and let everyone choose how they want to see their data.??Not having Flash will not kill the iPad and the iPad will NOT kill Flash. Technology is an evolution of ideas. Just as animation in flash is lightyears ahead of text based browsers, something will come along and replace Flash as the next best thing. For now, our lively hood relies on these current technologies. We will adapt as HTML5 comes to fruition…or doesn’t.
Today I was reading an article about using the iPad for remote access or as a thin-client. I think that’s brilliant! There are already several VNC clients available and I would luv to see Apple develop an iPad specific version of Apple Desktop Remote. I think using it for remote access would be awesome!
It’s funny reading the responses to all the hoopla about the iPad…boy there are alot of haters out there! Geeez…. why are all of you such negative thinkers? Lighten up. If you don’t care for a product then don’t buy it. Simple as that. I for one will be buying one.