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Caleb Kraft
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Re: Tesla+Apple, the new iCar
Caleb Kraft   2/21/2014 5:22:41 PM
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If you've been a web developer at any point in the past, you would whole heartedly applaud them for dumping that horrible beast of flash. There were lots of fun things made with that horrible horrible tool, but it can go away forever and everyone will be better off.

Bert22306
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Re: Tesla+Apple, the new iCar
Bert22306   2/21/2014 5:28:43 PM
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Yes, I've heard that reaction from others, but isn't it entirely beside the point? No one was asking Apple to develop web content using Flash. But to leave the users in the lurch, with some nonsense about low efficiency, at a time when just about all web video required a Flash player, is inexcusable.

I could say the same thing about roads. They can be terribly unsafe. Let's applaud the iCar for not being designed to use them!

Caleb Kraft
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Re: Tesla+Apple, the new iCar
Caleb Kraft   2/24/2014 9:09:30 AM
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I can totally see both sides of the argument here.

 

1. flash worked HORRIBLY on touch screen devices when the ipad first came out. Apple knew this and didn't want people put off. Flash content was simply not designed for touchscreens (back then especially). It was prudent of apple to avoid the bad experiences and push developers to use a better tool.  I jailbroke an ipad and used flash a couple times, it was infuriatingly unpleasant.

 

2. I DID jailbreak mine because I HATE a company telling me what I can or can't do with hardware I own. If this hardware is capable of doing a thing, they shouldn't be stopping me from doing it.

 

So, I guess I agree with you that it was rude of them to presume they know better than me, but I completely see why they did it, and might have made that same decision if it were me in charge. Maybe I would have left it enabled but popped up a big nasty warning that, unless designed for a touch interface, it would not function correctly.

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