Fred Wilson, “A VC”, February 2009:
I believe Apple is making a mistake by snubbing Adobe’s desire to
get Flash on the iPhone. And I believe Apple doesn’t share in
Adobe and Nokia’s vision of an open and consistent experience for
web browsing and mobile apps. It seems to me that Apple is
interested in replicating its iTunes/iPod strategy it used to
dominate digital music to dominate the mobile web.
I don’t think that will work. In fact, I don’t think the
iTunes/iPod strategy has much life left in it. […]
I think we’ll have to deduct a Being Right point or two here.
I don’t even think an app ecosystem is the long term solution for
the mobile web. It’s a bridge environment that allows for rich
experiences on devices that don’t have reliable high bandwidth
But the mobile web will eventually just be the web. And a big part
of getting it there is to get the tools that allow us to
seamlessly consume rich media on the web onto mobile devices. To
me that means Flash.
Ouch. Ten-point deduction.
★ Thursday, 10 November 2011