Jobs recently held a town hall meeting at Apple and said that Adobe is lazy and that the new iPad doesn’t have Flash because “whenever a Mac crashes, more often than not, it’s because of Flash”. “No one will be using Flash. The world is moving to HTML5.”
So in few sentences Steve basically calls Adobe incapable of producing quality software, irrelevant and calls them lazy which is perhaps the worst thing an engineer could be called. Just think of what the mood at engineering department at Adobe headquarters is like right now. Do you honestly believe that they will get any quailty people applying now?
Can Adobe get a CEO with balls who can actually do something when stuff like this happens? I had to look it up on Google, the president and chief executive officer of Adobe is Shantanu Narayen. Good job Shantanu .
Seems like Shantanu needs a few ideas so here goes.
Shantanu, could Adobe not release CS5 for the Mac and see how relevant Adobe is to the purchases of Mac’s and see if Steve changes his tune. The main reason people buy a Mac is to be creative and the programs most creatives use is Adobe. Am I missing something here, can Adobe at least delay releases to the Mac. Honestly if Steve Jobs said anything like this about Microsoft when Bill Gates was in charge, tell me Bill wouldn’t have unleashed hell on Apple. But Adobe just takes it and will soon be so insignificant no one will will even bother to insult them.
Shantanu, how about calling out Apple on Objective C and how horrible it is to develop in it. And that the main reason of not letting Flash on the iPad is to not unleash millions of Flash developers onto their platform.
Shantanu, how about going on the offensive and saying how Youtube and all web video would not exist unless it was for Flash. How about questioning Apple on why Flash works fine on Android, why doesn’t it work on the iPhone? Shantanu say anything, do anything, but being silent and taking the high road is not the right play.