The big blue lego of doom
Apple’s yet-to-be-released iPad hasn’t been a critics’ darling like the company expected, and now one of the biggest companies ‘snubbed’ by the iPhone operating system is taking swipes at the tablet.
An Adobe employee released graphics showing popular web applications like Hulu, Farmville and CNN simulated on an iPad. The one thing they had in common: they all had the big blue lego in place of where the content would be.
Anyone who has used an iPhone extensively knows how obnoxious it is to try and visit any non-mobile site that uses flash and see that frustrating blue “plug-in missing” box. It’s one of my biggest gripes with the phone. Obviously Adobe is upset about Apple’s continued exclusion of flash from its mobile browsers, but it was almost acceptable on the small size screen of the iPhone. Now, with a 9-inch screen to deal with, and the company is touting this “magical” device will change the way we consume media.
Until this changes, it’s another reason for me not to drool all over the iPad, not when I can buy a Windows’ based netbook-tablet for almost the exact same price.