Грубер об отставании Эпла
Джон Грубер пишет об отставании Эпла от остальной индустрии.
Adobe n’investira plus de temps et d’énergie sur la fonction d’export au format iPhone dans Flash CS5Типа, Адоби не будут более «инвестировать время и энергию» в функцию экспорта в айфоновый формат во Флеше ЦС5 (при этом то, что уже сделано, в проге останется).
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Steve Jobs isn’t going to relent and turn around Apple’s strategy for the iPad and iPhone OS into a machine to enrich Adobe just because some gossip columnist is cranking out emotionally charged complaints citing publishers upset that they might have to learn new skills in order to participate in the profitable software markets Apple is creating, rather than staying in the profitless, dead-end, closed binary Flash+web status quo content market that has no business model other than display ad monetization.
Google’s Android proved that copying Microsoft results in the same degree of success as Microsoft, at least in mobile devices. Sure you can “concurrently multitask,” as long as you want to trade usable battery life for the freedom to manage processes yourself and if you don’t mind gaining the ability to install spyware and spread viruses without even knowing it.
There’s nothing on the iPad I look at and say, ’Oh, I wish Microsoft had done it’.
Spec-oriented gadget people often really don’t like Apple because the company doesn’t cater to their specification numerology game. Apple didn’t release any irrelevant details about how much RAM was in the iPad nor how many transistors were in its new A4 custom processor. Apple relies entirely upon utility, not upon numerical puffery, to sell its products.
Junko Yoshida, writing for EETimes, circularly criticized the iPad as being irrelevant to Japan because he was in Japan at its introduction and didn’t see any relevance, because he didn’t actually see the device in person. Since when is being ignorant about something “news”?
Today Apple finally unveiled its tablet computer, the iPad. Thus concludes Phase 1 of the standard Apple new-category roll-out: months of feverish speculation and hype online, without any official indication by Apple that the product even exists.
Now Phase 2 can begin: the bashing by the bloggers who’ve never even tried it: “No physical keyboard!” “No removable battery!” “Way too expensive!” “Doesn’t multitask!” “No memory-card slot!”
That will last until the iPad actually goes on sale in April. Then, if history is any guide, Phase 3 will begin: positive reviews, people lining up to buy the thing, and the mysterious disappearance of the basher-bloggers.