Fridays are normally are pretty quiet in
the tech industry. However, for some reason, today has been
particularly interesting -- especially on the Adobe front.
Earlier today, we
posted a story which pointed out Adobe's fear of HTML5 gaining
traction. In fact, one of the only reasons why HTML5 has even
beginning a lot of attention these days is for two reasons; 1)
Apple's iPhone OS-based devices don't support flash and 2) Apple is
out to kill Flash.
“To the extent new releases of
operating systems or other third-party products, platforms or
devices, such as the Apple iPhone or iPad, make it more difficult for
our products to perform," said Adobe today in an SEC filing.
"Our customers are persuaded to use alternative technologies,
our business could be harmed,” said Adobe in the filing.
While it's all business in Adobe's SEC
filing, Adobe Platform
Evangelist Lee Brimelow is fuming mad at the latest iPhone
4.0 SDK which bans the use of programming languages that aren't
approved by Apple. "What they are saying is that they won’t
allow applications onto their marketplace solely because of what
language was originally used to create them," exclaimed
Brimelow. "This is a frightening move that has no rational
defense other than wanting tyrannical control over developers and
more importantly, wanting to use developers as pawns in their crusade
against Adobe. This does not just affect Adobe but also other
technologies like Unity3D.
Brimelow continues throughout the blog
railing against Apple and its behavior with regards to Apple.
However, he saves his most colorful language for Apple at the end of
"Now let me put aside my role as
an official representative of Adobe for a moment as I would [like] to
make it clear what is going through my mind at the moment. Go
screw yourself Apple."
It's interesting that this comment was
left intact in Brimelow's blog post considering that a previous
comment was removed and flagged by Adobe with the following message:
[Sentence regarding Apple's intentions redacted at request from
Let the games begin!