Jobs And Porn On The Same Side When It Comes To Flash… WTF?

If Apple God CEO Steve Jobs was looking for allies in his fight against Adobe Flash, he’s got a powerful one now. Digital Playground who produces porn movies wants Flash dead as Michael Jackson. Ali Joone, the founder and director of Digital Playground stated in an interview with Conceivably Tech:

Mobile browsers run HTML 5 very well. Flash brings everything to a crawl and has an impact on battery life. With HTML 5, there is no reason to show our content in Flash.

And:

“We are waiting for browsers to catch up. As soon as they are ready, we will move everything to HTML 5,” Joone said. He noted that he was grateful for what Flash has delivered, but said that it was “just a matter of time” until Flash disappears. “It’s the next passing of the torch.”

This is ironic as “The Steve” is on record as wanting to not have porn on any of his shiny iDevices. Now, Digital Playground is not a small porn company. They’re one of the top five porn companies according to Wikipedia having hits like “Pirates” and being one of the first companies to produce HD porn. The reason why this might matter is that there is an urban myth that porn drives technology citing the VHS vs. Beta fight back in the 1980s and how porn’s choice of VHS killed Beta. People are arguing that if porn gets behind HTML5, Flash is doomed. I’m not entirely sure that’s the case. But it will be interesting to not only see how this plays out in the Apple vs. Flash debate, but how “The Steve” reacts to having a porn company being on his side.

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