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Adobe plays the porn card against Apple and the iPad

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http://www.downloadsquad.com – Filed under: Internet, Adobe, Apple, iPhone Adobe has always been pretty miffed over the lack of Flash on the iPhone and iPod Touch. You can understand Apple's point of view though: Flash would remove their control over the user experience. It would also make the App Store irrelevant and the flow of software onto the Apple devices almost impossible to govern. Couple the lack of iPhone support with the keynote presentation of the iPad, where Steve Jobs proudly displays the lack of Flash, and you can see why Adobe has just launched an anti-iPad smear campaign. Not ones to tread lightly, or even scale up their assault, they've waded right in and played the porn card. As you can see, they've already removed the offensive part of the screenshot, but not before generating a lot of angry comments and even some commentary from Wired. Adobe's poster ends with the slogan "Millions of websites use Flash. Get used to the blue legos." Maybe, as Jay said yesterday, Apple's customers don't want Flash. It performs poorly, it steals vital CPU cycles, it flattens your battery faster than an American stocking up at an all-you-can-eat buffet. Hopefully this is the kick in the butt Adobe needs to make Flash a little more efficient and less impotence-inducing. Watching --and feeling! -- my 2.2GHz laptop sit at 100% CPU usage while viewing Flash videos is truly a sad sight to behold. Share tweetmeme_url = 'http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/01/30/adobe-plays-the-porn-card-against-apple-and-the-ipad'; tweetmeme_source='DownloadSquad'; tweetmeme_style = 'compact'; Adobe plays the porn card against Apple and the iPad originally appeared on Download Squad on Sat, 30 Jan 2010 12:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Read | Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments (General)