Progress Isn’t Always Additive

John Nack, last night on Twitter, in response to my wondering when Adobe will discontinue desktop Flash Player too:

In fairness, when will Web standards match all that Flash can do? Adobe’s contributing code to speed that along, but it takes time.

Totally fair question. My answer: It’s like asking when the iPad will match all that the Mac can do. Sometimes the next thing does less, and is better for it — not in every way, but overall. If we never let go of old technology, we’d be buried in complexity and crushed by outdated crap.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011