Earlier today, Steve Jobs pulled out a
shotgun and fired
away at Adobe at point-blank range. Jobs laid out a six-point
plan of attack detailing why Adobe Flash is detrimental to the Mac
and iPhone/iPod touch/iPad mobile platforms and why the web should
just let the "proprietary standard" die.
Well, we knew that Adobe wasn't just
gonna let Jobs' barbs fly without a response -- and like clockwork,
Adobe's CEO has answered back. The Wall Street Journal's Alan
Murray interviewed Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen about Jobs' comments
and here are a few of the highlights:
Interestingly, Narayen doesn't make any
mention of HTML5 which Jobs suggests that developers use to crush
Adobe Flash. You can view the full interview here at the WSJ's
quote: Anyway we all know the reason they don't want flash on the iP*d - then people could write flash apps for free and cut Apple out of their $$ from the app store.