We told you yesterday about Steve Jobs 3500 word open letter addressing his thoughts on Flash stating that, “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”. Jobs also went on to do his usual preaching about how HTML5 is the future of open web standards for both mobile devices and PCs.
Luckily, the Wall Street Journal was able to get an exclusive interview with Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen to get his response to Jobs “thoughts on Flash”. Thankfully we have it embedded for you below.
What do you think about both sides of the argument? Do you think Flash can possibly win out over HTML5, which is now even being touted as the future by Microsoft?