Sunday, May 2, 2010, AM | 8 Comments
I am sure you have seen files with the extension .swf. That’s Shock Wave Flash. Adobe Systems most recently has been responsible for developing and distributing flash animation, games, videos and wherever you need the slow and furious downloading of a page.
Steve Jobs, who is the big guy responsible for Apple and Pixar as well as responsible for TIME’s Man of the Decade, says Nope, Nope, Nope, not on my Sweet Mobile Devices (SMD), you don’t.
I, Steve Jobs, am the Master of my Domain and I have a circle of friends that count the most – the consumers of my SMD. I decide what they need and they don’t need your Flash, O! Adobe – the darling of slow and furious downloading while caressing the screen so slowly and gently and while the time to get a cup of coffee is never enough.
Let me , as Steve Jobs, tell you why I can’t use you
Hey, Man! You chew up my juices. I mean the juices in my SMD‘s batteries. The consumer is gonna hit me with their financial wrath and not Adobe.
Hey, Man! You are a closed society – a proprietary system that belongs to you and you only. I am open to the public. We have nothing in common so get lost, be gone.
Hey, Man! It’s a burden on my SMD‘s CPU. It chugs along for so long, it gets tired and it starts acting like a dog trying to catch its tail in a circle. I don’t want the consumers of my SMD to think I am responsible for it.
Hey, Man! As recently as six months ago some technology experts thought Flash would dominate Web multimedia. I, Steve Jobs, thought about it and decided to not lose sleep over it and not get a kick in the head.
Hey, Man! Don’t you remember Tom Cruise character in Taps starts shooting and before he gets shot, he shouts “Hey, Man! It’s such a great feeling.” I, Steve Jobs, have started shooting and I am experiencing the same great feeling.
Hey, Man! Don’t you remember when I came out with iMac with no floppy drive, but a CD drive. Everybody in the universe has followed me to this day so my decision on Flash is no exception.
Hey, Man! Don’t you remember so very recently iTunes and the iPod have slashed sales of CDs.
Hey, Man! You just have to be ready for it. I, Steve Jobs, am gonna be extremely ruthless – more ruthless than I was to Palm.
In a Nutshell
We all know what happened to Palm. Nobody on the face of earth was willing to wash off the dirt on Palm’s palms except HP.
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