It’s a Challenge, All Right

So Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen said this to Bloomberg in an interview, regarding Adobe’s efforts to get Flash on the iPhone:

“It’s a hard technical challenge, and that’s part of the reason Apple and Adobe are collaborating,” Narayen said today in a Bloomberg Television interview from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “The ball is in our court. The onus is on us to deliver.”

One way to read this is that he’s spilled the beans and Adobe and Apple are actively working together to make this happen. That’s how AppleInsider and TUAW read it, for example.

Another way to read it is that “collaborating”, without any details of what that collaboration entails, is just an empty word that could mean anything.

Sunday, 1 February 2009