Delusion of grandeur v. 2.0
First allow me to voice my disagreement with this article's underlying assumption: Adobe's campaign is NOT directed against Apple; it's quite obviously directed against Jobs. Personnally.
Adobe and Apple love story go way back back and Adobe was not the one who broke up. Apple (as a company) did not either. Both companies slept together for the last decade, feeding on crea-type people smugness. but then Mr Jobs went all control-freak and broke the deal.
Now who will be hurt most by the break-up? Let's go back in time... remember when Macintosh was all the rage? The Apple ][ was the hackers' dream.
Then someone at Mcintosh went all power-freak, took the power off of the users and drove them in Microsoft's open arms.
Macintosh almost disappeared, and the guy, who had been instrumental in Mcintosh success, was fired. His name was Steve Jobs.
I know that most fanbois nowadays see Apple as the virgin underdog which, slowly but surely, tends to overcome the Redmond Beast. But history tells us otherwise. The RIA developpers of today are like the Apple][ hackers of yesteryears: you might not like them (I don't), they might smell funny, but alienating them is unadvisable. And, as the Apple][ hackers of lore, today's real develooppers do hate when developpment tools are forced on them. That's event the main driving force for the era's new phenomenon, OSS.
Sweet, sweet irony: it took that to make Ballmer's "developpers" dance look halway relevant.
Disclaimer: I despise Adobe, I hate MS at least as much as Apple. Also, Linus Thorvalds and Theo de Raadt are freaks. But I have to get my OS somewhere. Until I come around to developping my own lousy one, that is.
Also, as a general rule, people suck. Especially when they think they don't.
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