The fact is that Adobe is just as proprietary and self-interested as Apple, but unlike Apple, it is pretending otherwise, shedding fake tears and making dishonest insinuations. Maybe whoever did the Joe Camel and Willie Horton ads is now working for Adobe. Even when I disagree with Apple, I can respect it. I now can't say the same of Adobe.
By the way, I do wish Adobe and Apple would figure out a way to allow Flash to run (safely) on the iPhone. But not enough to support Adobe's squirrely attempt to gain sympathy through an ad campaign that takes no responsibility for its large contribution to the problem (Flash's bag of hurt), whitewashes the real issues, and depicts a false outcome.
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