Sunday, December 4, 2011

Progress

Windows '95:

Windows 95 desktop

iOS '11:

iOS home screen

Wow. We've come a long way in 84 years.

2 comments:

  1. hilarious post, as per usual. What follows probably falls under the heading of a bad idea, but:

    This guy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCrAKhv3R_c

    has figured out how to make Flash version 10.1 (I'd bet my eye teeth its still 10.1 PPC though he's a little vague) look like Flash version 11.1 to websites like Facebook and CNN. They now happily serve up flash video instead of annoying update messages. This brings up two questions:

    a) why hasn't anyone done this before?
    b) what, if any real "progress" in flash has there been since Adobe decided PowerPC was no longer worth supporting?

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  2. Win 95 was at least an innovation in some aspects. iOS just pretends to be so.

    I have installed the Flash Player patch for PPC described above. It works. But it shouldn´t, huh? Adobe`s progress is a lie. Find a way to make a server "think" you´re using Flash 11, and you will be able to play Flash videos with Flash 6 on Mac OS 9. That´s the truth.

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