The technology issue I think Apple has with us is not that it doesn’t work, but that it does work. We don’t want to play technology games when Apple is playing a legal game.

Last one, I swear — then-Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch during a chat at Web 2.0 Expo in 2010, talking about Flash on the iPhone and iPad.

With the news today that Lynch has quit Adobe to join Apple, I hope he has brushed up on his legal skills.

Why can’t you do that with any phone? If you look at what’s going on now, it’s like railroads in the 1800′s. People were using different gauged rails. Your cars would literally not run on those rails.

That was then-Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch during a chat at Web 2.0 Expo in 2010. He was referring to Apple’s native application development going against the open web and suggesting that things would have to be unified.

Today, Lynch quit Adobe to join Apple. Guess he’s getting on the train, so to speak.

Gregg Keizer for Computerworld:

Adobe today issued a surprise update for Flash Player that patched 25 critical vulnerabilities in the ubiquitous media software.

It’s great that Microsoft can drop everything else they’re doing to try to match Google’s speed in fixing critical vulnerabilities in a third-party piece-of-shit plug-in. But I prefer Apple’s method: stop supporting Flash.

My Safari web browser is shockingly unaffected by these latest 25 vulnerabilities.

With Flash Lite 3 and its support for video, we’ve passed a major milestone in bringing a desktop experience to mobile and transforming the wireless industry.

Al Ramadan, senior vice president for Mobile and Devices at Adobe in 2007 — the year the iPhone came out.

Yup. Thank god we won’t have to listen to that constant stream of bullshit year-in and year-out anymore. 

Karen Grunberg on the Chrome team:

This build fixes a security issue with Adobe Flash.

Flash for Android dies tomorrow. It’s time Google killed it on the web too. I get their initial rationale behind baking it in to Chrome (security, mainly and the “complete web”), but now it’s just propping it up — and in a big way since Chrome is now the most popular browser.

But, but, but so many sites (and especially ads) still use Flash in some way, they’ll say. Sure, but if the world’s most popular browser ended support, we’d see that fade quickly. Just look at what happened on the mobile web thanks to iOS.

Google: let Flash die.