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Posts from — May 2008

Flash Wars: Adobe in the History and Future of Flash

Flash in the Plan

Pitted against Microsoft’s efforts to crush Flash using its own copycat Silverlight platform, open source projects seeking to duplicate Flash for free, and Apple’s efforts to create a mobile platform wholly free of any trace of Flash, Adobe has scrambled to announce efforts to make Flash a public specification in the Open Screen Project.

Will it help get Flash on the iPhone? Here’s the first segment of a three part series with a historical overview of the wars between Flash and Adobe, Microsoft, Sun, Apple, Google, and the open source community, the problems Flash faces today, and what future Flash can hope for as an open specification.

Continues: AppleInsider | Flash Wars: Adobe in the History and Future of Flash

Incidentally, Flash was the subject of the first article I wrote on RoughlyDrafted: Flash in the Plan

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May 5, 2008   11 Comments

Podcast: Apple, PA Semi and the future of Microsoft

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl podcast invited me to join Bob LeVitus and Steve Kruschen on his weekly show this week. I rattle on for some time about Apple’s purchase of PA Semi and the portability of Windows versus NeXTSTEP and Mac OS X; PowerPC vs Intel x86; the vaporware of Copland, Gershwin, and Taligent compared to Vista, Windows 7, and Singularity; and Apple’s success in a slow economy. You can hear for yourself and subscribe to the Tech Night Owl RSS feed at:
The Tech Night Owl LIVE with Gene Steinberg

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Earlier episodes I’ve participated on:

Mar 20 08
Jan 31 08
Jan 3 08
Nov 8 07
Sep 20 07
Aug 9 07
Jun 14 07
Apr 26 07
Mar 1 07
Jan 11 07

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May 1, 2008   1 Comment