Adobe uses porn in anti-iPad campaign

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In case you haven’t noticed, the Apple iPad runs a version of iPhone OS that is conspicuously missing support for Adobe Flash media. Despite being billed as the web-surfing tablet to rule them all, the iPad won’t be playing nice with any embedded Flash content. Adobe doesn’t like that. They don’t like that so much, in fact, that Adobe’s Platform Evangelist Lee Brimelow has posted a graphic to TheFlashBlog.com that shows the iPad’s limitations in visual form. One of Brimelow’s examples of the iPad’s Flash-shortcomings included a mockup of the iPad viewing porn site Bang Bros, filled with little blue legos that indicate failure to load Flash content. Yup, Adobe is using porn to smear the iPad. Nice.

The smutty image has since been removed from TheFlashBlog, but Wired was quick enough to snap a screenshot of the original content. Adobe apparently isn’t taking Apple’s exclusion of Flash from the iPad too lightly, but we have to wonder how the “porn argument” fits into the equation. Could you imagine using the iPad to “watch” porn? Imagine the awkward positioning, the smudged screen, the… we’ll stop now. Suffice it to say, porn on the iPad would totally redefine what it means to do some “one-handed typing.”

[TheFlashBlog via Wired]

  • kilari

    lol. Stupid apple…

  • jerry

    Porn is a legal activity that is created by consenting adults who are compensated fairly and in the free market for their activities.

    Porn is about a very human behavior.

    And porn, it is said, has driven the development of the above the sheets internet. Just see Avenue Q for more explanation.

    Your judgmental attitude is both wrong and wrong-headed.

  • Gerusz

    At least Adobe knows how people use the Internet :D

  • Dan

    This is true, but i can already access, free html5 video on the ipad emulator from ipadPorn.com

    anyone else show the video working on their desktop vs their ipad?

  • JJ

    Remember VHS vs Betamax? Porn has a lot of power. Especially on a MULTIMEDIA device.

  • Marius

    Steve Jobs is against porn and fornication for pleasure purposes and so he is against integrating porn video with the iPad.
    So he banned Flash.

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