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From Tony Constantinides <>
Subject Re: bay area folks and flash
Date Tue, 17 Apr 2012 18:16:55 GMT
   I was there. Basically Adobe confirmed there moving ahead with Flash on
Gaming and video (in that order)
Lots of new functionality coming out for gaming, with video they
concentrating on the big media companies and there needs and screw the
little guy.
    I understand the direction there going and they may be successful, but
they stated that they cannot please everyone and have to make decisions to
move ahead. Translation: We reserve the right to screw the community if
money is involved.
  There acknowledge that they miscommunciated before and claim it will not
happen again. Umm, ok.
    They also stated that too many Flash and Flex guys have there head in
the sand and now need to learn HTML 5.0 as they see a "huge oppourtunity".
I noticed they did not mention Flex anymore. My take on all this is sell
your Adobe shares while there stil over $30.
   Many developers ask how they will expalin to their managers that Flash
is not dead. Adobe mumbled something about "technical choice" and
"alternatives". Its pretty clear that the engineers at Adobe have NEVER had
to explain to non-technical clients about technical direction. They left it
to consultants, and exsaperated employees of smal companies. I can only
shake my head. It sounds like 10 year olds saying "people will play with me
if I still cool".Umm, ok.
   They mention there not going to compete with Unity in the gaming field,
but now they impose this "charge" on high-end gaming because gaming
companies say "we do not feel your heart in it, if Adobe is not making
money on Flash". I see the logic, and Adobe should make money.
I hope that works out for them. I cannot see how though.
 I moving on to Android development in Java and so are many of the Flex
guys there. What happens to Adobe, I could not care less. I already sold my
shares. Just my 2 cents....

On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 10:30 AM, Ariel Jakobovits <>wrote:

> anyone in the bay area attend the future of flash event last night at
> adobe?
> wondering what was said.
> Ariel Jakobovits
> Email:
> Phone: 650-690-2213
> Fax: 650-641-0031
> Cell: 650-823-8699

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