The Journal hasn't yet posted the full video interview with Narayen but a live blog of the interview posted on the Journal contains some comments sure to raise the eyebrows of Mac and iPhone users. In regard to Apple's assertion that Flash is prone to crashes on the Mac, Narayen places the fault on something "to do with the Mac operating system." He also blasted complaints about Flash's effect on battery life as "patently false," adding that "for every one of these accusations made, there is proprietary lock-in" preventing Adobe from addressing any issues.
While praising the iPad as "a good first-generation device," Narayen predicted "tremendous innovation" coming from a variety of tablets. Adobe is involved with "dozens" of tablet projects, according to the Journal's blog of Narayen's comments.
it's hard to see where the Flash debate goes from here. Jobs's letter effectively closes the door from Apple's perspective. And Adobe has already said it won't invest in the Flash-to-iPhone development features in future versions of Flash. It appears that Thursday's war of words is nothing more than the two companies making their case as to who's to blame for the standoff, which each pointing a finger in the other's direction.