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Adobe Flash Evangelist: “Go Screw Yourself Apple”

Fridays are normally are pretty quiet in the tech industry. However, for some reason, today has been particularly interesting — especially on the Adobe front.

Earlier today, we posted a story which pointed out Adobe’s fear of HTML5 gaining traction. In fact, one of the only reasons why HTML5 has even beginning a lot of attention these days is for two reasons; 1) Apple’s iPhone OS-based devices don’t support flash and 2) Apple is out to kill Flash.

“To the extent new releases of operating systems or other third-party products, platforms or devices, such as the Apple iPhone or iPad, make it more difficult for our products to perform,” said Adobe today in an SEC filing. “Our customers are persuaded to use alternative technologies, our business could be harmed,” said Adobe in the filing.

While it’s all business in Adobe’s SEC filing, Adobe Platform Evangelist Lee Brimelow is fuming mad at the latest iPhone 4.0 SDK which bans the use of programming languages that aren’t approved by Apple. “What they are saying is that they won’t allow applications onto their marketplace solely because of what language was originally used to create them,” exclaimed Brimelow. “This is a frightening move that has no rational defense other than wanting tyrannical control over developers and more importantly, wanting to use developers as pawns in their crusade against Adobe. This does not just affect Adobe but also other technologies like Unity3D.

Brimelow continues throughout the blog railing against Apple and its behavior with regards to Apple. However, he saves his most colorful language for Apple at the end of his piece.

“Now let me put aside my role as an official representative of Adobe for a moment as I would [like] to make it clear what is going through my mind at the moment. Go screw yourself Apple.”

It’s interesting that this comment was left intact in Brimelow’s blog post considering that a previous comment was removed and flagged by Adobe with the following message: [Sentence regarding Apple’s intentions redacted at request from Adobe].

Let the games begin!

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