R.I.P. Flash (1996-2010?)

Just about every tech writer out there who’s sufferin’ permanent pitched tents for Apple’s iPad is pronouncing the death knell for Adobe Flash. It doesn’t help make it any better for Adobe that Jobso publicly vented like a schoolmaster admonishing a student for shoddy work last week (remember that Blu-Ray and Google got taken to the woodshed, too, during that rant). If Apple does use its RDF and NLP clout to wipe Flash off the face of the web, one has to remember this is not for altruistic reasons, it’s about getting more hand in the world, show who has cajones and who’s sporting velvet curtains.