Is Flash on the iPad?
MacRumors has done a little bit of detective work regarding all the hoopla around the lack of Flash on the amazing iPad. Myself, I don’t care about Flash because if my close, personal friend Steve Jobs tells me that the full experience of using the internet involves cutting out a slew of technologies that would hurt at his profits, well, crap, that’s what the best way to view the internet is.
Anyway, here are two screenshots of the iPad; the first is from the amazing keynote, where Steve was browsing the New York Times website, and the other is from the iPad promotional video, showing that same page. In the live demo there was clearly a broken plugin icon, but in the demo video, flash is shown.
So what’s the deal? I don’t know and I don’t care. Steve can change his mind if he wants and enable Flash support in the thing at any time. It’s his choice, and I don’t think any decisions he makes should be questioned. And if one of those decisions is to knowingly edit a promotional video for a product to make it look like it does something it doesn’t, well, that’s perfectly fine.
I mean, crapballs, it’s only false advertising if someone else does it.