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Sebby:
> If you had your eyes open, you could see that Flash was doomed as soon as it became clear that the iPhone had changed the world.

Flash was doomed anyway. The fact that publishers made a choice in response to the iPhone to move to HTML5 is hardly more than a happy coincidence. If it had not been for the Hubris of Jobs, the technology sector would simply have got there by a different route--perhaps more slowly, perhaps less destructively, but it would have got there in the end.

And characterising iOS as the future platform of the world is a bit strange in light of the dominance of Android today. [This](http://al3x.net/2010/01/28/ipad.html) actually says it perfectly well; elegant, minimalistic and touch-based is not actually the same as closed. Again, the industry understand the bad antics of plug-ins; that's not in question.
11:28 pm — Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Gruber the booger:
>If you had your eyes open, you could see that Flash was doomed as soon as it became clear that the iPhone had changed the world.

Seven years ago.

Gruber dug up an article from seven years ago and Flash is still here.

Way to change the world.

Giving all the credit to the iPhone and Apple for "killing" Flash, which is still around after seven years is astoundingly myopic and fanboyish.

Technology changes fluidly. It's not one company who calls all of the shots.

But heil Apple. Bow to your Apple overlords. Apple saved you from Flash. Kiss the ring.

If you have your eyes open in 10 years Apple will fizzle by ignoring everything but the money making iPhone if they're not careful.

Apple has basically become a phone company. That is not a tremendously stable place to be.

Mark my words, Apple in the next ten years will be stagnant.

No one is king of the hill forever.
11:38 pm — Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
This is a three star post from Grubs
2:07 pm — Thursday, 30 March 2017
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