Adobe killed Flash, finally…

Last week Adobe announced to rename Flash Professional CC to Animate CC in 2016. In addition Adobe recommends to use modern technology standards such as HTML5 and WebGL. After many years of “Flash ain’t dead yet” this might finally be the beginning of its last chapter.

 

This might be a good time to take a look at Steve Jobs’ open letter “Thoughts in Flash” from 2010.

“Flash was created during the PC era – for PCs and mice. Flash is a successful business for Adobe, and we can understand why they want to push it beyond PCs. But the mobile era is about low power devices, touch interfaces and open web standards – all areas where Flash falls short.

[…]

New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too). Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind.”

Source: “Thoughts in Flash” – Steve Job. April, 2010

Looks like they finally got the message.

Steve Jobs by Doug Menuez

Steve Jobs by Doug Menuez (Storehouse) – A story by Doug Menuez, documentary filmmaker and photographer, who spent some time with Steve Jobs at his new startup NeXT after he got kicked out at Apple in 1985.

Meet my Steve Jobs cubee

Looking through the web for some Apple news, I stumbled upon a cutout of a Steve Jobs cubee. A guy named Jay Hauf provides an iconic template at his Flickr profile.

steve-jobs-cubee-1

(Source: “Steve Jobs Cut Out” Jay Hauf)

I just had to have one of my own, so I got started on creating mine immediately. It took about 30 minutes and this is the adorable result:

steve-jobs-cubee-2

Isn’t he cute? I think so. Finally I have a playmate for my plush Steve Jobs puppet I bought at PodBrix many months ago. I am sure you remember seeing it on the web as well. For 30 € it sure was the best geek investment of my lifetime. Unfortunately the item is no longer available.

steve-jobs-puppet

(Source: “PodBrix creator brings you a huggable Jobs” Macworld)

Here is what they look like together. They do make quite a team, don’t you think? So why don’t you create your own Steve Jobs cubee?

steve-jobs-cubee-and-puppet