I have zero Apple devices or software products in my home; however I have flash blockers running on everything, from my cell phone to my servers, and I have more issues with web based sites and apps than anyone I know and almost never find someone else having the same issues I have on their machines. sometimes even if I give an exclusion to a website to allow flash, it still doesn't work, because the flash content is hosted on a different url. easily 90% of the websites I visit require flash to be freely running.
No one gives a dookie diaper about Apple declaring flash dead. Not Bank of america, not Wells Fargo, not Capital One, not Chase Manhattan. I think that about covers 80% of all web users in america, with only 4 companies. Not to mention without Flash 7 out of 10 (that I have tried) youtube videos will not play on my browsers.
Mobile versions of web pages suck, unless you don't have a smart phone and only get 75MB of data a month. It is one thing to strip pictures and scripts out of a website, it is another entirely to prevent users from having access to common links and menu systems on a website, just because they are not using a desktop system. Thankfully my mobile device's browsers can spoof websites into thinking they are Full Desktop Browsers and I don't have to put up with that garbage.
Steve Jobs was the second best business man to ever walk the earth (beaten only by whomever managed to sell/give away the first copies of the new testament bible...), he was also a stupid idiotic moron who couldn't see past his own turtleneck to see that there are better ways to eradicate your enemies than slinging mud at and about them (as I do so well in this comment...). Steve created the Apple haters at a faster rate than he created supporters due to his snobbishness, and deserved every penny of all that money that he was not able to take with him when he left this earth, all that money that couldn't save him. When he could have been making less money and making better products with more supporters.
The only thing Steve Jobs proved with his life was that most people are willing to settle for less and pay more for it, so someone else can have more money than they could ever spend in 200 years. There was a lot of potential for Apple and Steve blew it with his temper and attitude problems.
As I said though, he was the best business man in over a thousand years and it will probably be nearly as long before anyone else comes along that is just that good. It is a shame how all that power and money can have such an affect on a person.
"Despite accumulating an estimated $8.3 billion fortune through his holdings in Apple and a 7.4 percent stake in Disney (through the sale of Pixar), there is no public record of Mr. Jobs giving money to charity. He is not a member of the Giving Pledge, the organization founded by Warren E. Buffett and Bill Gates to persuade the nation???s wealthiest families to pledge to give away at least half their fortunes. (He declined to participate, according to people briefed on the matter.) Nor is there a hospital wing or an academic building with his name on it."
quoted from the new york times...
(and people ask me why I don't like Apple or Steve Jobs...)
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