Flash was created during the PC era – for PCs and mice. Flash is a successful business for Adobe, and we can understand why they want to push it beyond PCs. But the mobile era is about low power devices, touch interfaces and open web standards – all areas where Flash falls short.
With regard to Steve Jobs supporting a Bill in California along with government officials that would have the Department of Motor Vehicles ask people if they want to be an organ donor when they get their license.
Thank you, you’re awesome.
I lost my girlfriend on April 23, 2008 from melanoma which spread rapidly to her liver, 48 hours after we found out it spread to her liver she sadly passed away….she was only 24 and I think about her every day. I am so grateful you took time out to do this. My girlfriend and I are from Cupertino, since childhood, and it’s really nice to see the hometown hero take time out to do this.
Once again, thank you so much.
Steve’s heartfelt response:
Your most welcome, James. I’m sorry about your girlfriend. Life is fragile.
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I was converted to Apple products with the announcement of the iPhone 3G. (My friends have been trying to convince me for years.) Since then I’ve purchased 4 iPhones, 2 computers, several routers, and miscellaneous other items. Unfortunately, I’m really starting to have a philosophical issue with your company. It appears that more and more Apple is determining for it’s consumers what content they should be able to receive. For instance, the blocking of Mark Fiore’s comic app (due to being political satire) or blocking of what Apple considers to be porn.
I’m all for keeping porn out of kids hands. Heck – I’m all for ensuring that I don’t have to see it unless I want to. But… that’s what parental controls are for. Put these types of apps into categories and allow them to be blocked by their parents should they want to.
Apple’s role isn’t moral police – Apple’s role is to design and produce really cool gadgets that do what the consumer wants them to do.
Thanks for listening
Fiore’s app will be in the store shortly. That was a mistake. However, we do believe we have a moral responsibility to keep porn off the iPhone. Folks who want porn can buy and Android phone.
On Apr 13, 2010, at 10:48 AM, David Jenkins wrote:
I was really looking forward to a Core i3 or i5 13’ Macbook Pro. Any chance you can explain why you can explain why you stuck with the Core 2 Duo?
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Far faster graphics and 10 hour battery life trump 10-20% faster CPU.
Getting worried about Apple’s interest in Final Cut. Last updates were not stellar. I heard a bunch of engineers were dropped too – give us a sign you still care about Pro Video, not just the iPad.
We certainly do. Folks who left were in support, not engineering. Next release will be awesome.
While someone can still view these on the web with no problem, I would like to say that having these and others of their ilk available more widely as apps is a benefit to society. While ridicule might be involved, they it can play an important role in civic discourse — look to the Fool in King Lear, or other similar jesters in a royal court for examples the importance of satire.
Editorial cartoons of all stripes should get a pass when it comes to the license agreement with the exception of those that espouse violence.
P.S. my folks are enjoying the iPad I bought them (and they are in their 90’s).
This was a mistake that’s being fixed.
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