Saturday, May 1, 2010

An Apple Flash Mob

A few weeks ago I made a post regarding the emerging phenomenon known as "flash mobs".  It appears that Apple is dealing with a different type of "flash mob".  The Flash Mob in this case wants Flash technology displayed on Apple products.  Steve Jobs recently wrote a missive on why they won't adopt Adobe's technology.

My perspective on why Apple failed to be the dominant PC of the 80's was the fact that "it didn't play well with others".  Apple has always focused heavily on "proprietary technology" and a "must be invented here" mentality.  That cost them dearly in the 80's and 90's.  Proprietary formats for their music on iTunes is another example.  Technology is about integration.  Time will tell if it bites them again.

An entire article about the saga:

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