A few days ago Steve Jobs 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.” I wrote about this here.
I wasn’t upset with Steve that’s his job to push his product and if that means putting down your competitors than so be it. I was upset with Adobe for never defending themselves whenever Steve did this, and it has happened multiple times.
I am glad to see Adobe’s CTO Kevin Lynch posted this response on his blog which was covered by Techcrunch “Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch Defends Flash, Warns HTML5 Will Throw The Web “Back To The Dark Ages Of Video”.
I wonder if Leon was brought into Adobe to give advice on how to handle Mr Steve Jobs. Either way, good job Kevin.