Posted on February 25, 2010
Poll: How Irritated Are You Tech Pundits Who don't Understand Flash?
Poll: Poll: How Irritated Are You Tech Pundits Who don’t Understand Flash?
Here is a good example of a popular tech pundit who talks about Flash, but doesn’t seem to understand it. Bob Cringely, I guy I have respected and followed for more than decade, has weighed in on the Flash/HTML 5 topic with some boneheaded statements:
“Flash always picked up where the browser left off, but it can’t talk to your webcam, store local files, or draw pixels directly to your screen.”
WTF? Flash can do all those things (if you include Air for storing local files…something you DO NOT want your browser doing anyway).
Cringely is well respected, but it looks like he doesn’t do any %&$*! research before he blows his tech wad into his blog. After 10 years of blogs, I’m done with him.
Anyway, please take this poll now: (did I sway your vote?)