Originally Posted by guyladouche
The social experiment is flawed, though I would agree that lots of people join an apple bash party just for the sake of it.
Yeah it was just for fun, but I got pretty much the response I expected!
Just so everyone knows, yes, I understand and acknowledge that Apple did it primarily to maintain control over the apps on their devices.
I disagree, however, with the notion that Flash is not a problem at all. Flash apps can and do put a huge load on systems comparitively (Mafia Wars used to kill my sig rig, and that's just stupid), which is obviously a drain on battery. You can say "blame the coder, not the tool" all you want...perception is reality, and perception is that it's Flash's fault. A few bad apples have spoiled the bunch...or something. At best, Flash makes it too easy for crappy coders to assault our machines.
There is also the fact that (at least a few months ago, may not be true as I write this, I don't know) that Adobe products were singled out as the #1 vector for malware these days.
As for "killing it too early"...well, Adobe is never going to provide a date for when it's "okay" to kill their technology, right? Someone will always argue that it's too early, won't they?
I've just got to say, in my experience, not having Flash on my iPhone has proven to be a 100% non-issue, and the people I've talked to about it IRL say the same thing. So circling back around to the original topic, maybe the Firefox people are picking up on that, that losing Flash isn't the great debacle it has been made out to be? Just a thought.