January 28, 2009

I Get Cranky At Adobe

Filed under: Groundwork — mikecane @ 10:36 am

Adobe has published a little fable that borders on the twee about Internet video.

So very self-satisfied, Adobe seemed, I naturally come along with the pin to puncture their ego balloon:

And then there were the Princes. They couldn’t see the cute little video file in her flashy dress because they were using the iPhone and the Palm Pre and hanging out at the swank places like Veoh, dailymotion, vimeo, et al.

Fix that already, Adobe, willya?!!?

Let’s see if the Moderator lets it through.

Update: Not only was it let through, there was also a response:

[jd sez: Working on it. Palm has been ambiguous about Flash during their initial press, but I’m hopeful. Adobe has committed to the technical development, but Apple has remained mute about permitting it.]



  1. Hi, I’ve asked Palm folks that I know but am not sure they can say anything yet… these two links are third-party, but are the best resource I’ve seen so far:


    Comment by John Dowdell — January 28, 2009 @ 1:33 pm | Reply

  2. I’m not asking anyone to violate an NDA. I’m just trying to impress on everyone — Adobe and Palm — that Flash would really be a great addition to the Pre. It would clearly make Apple disadvantaged and make the Pre *the* phone to have for Internet video.

    As I’m thinking about this, I recall this earlier post:

    And now I’m wondering if perhaps Adobe can’t convince chipmakers to build FLV capability into the chips themselves. I don’t even know if that’s possible.

    Comment by mikecane — January 28, 2009 @ 4:36 pm | Reply

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