Most insightful iPhone post ever
Apple's Trojan-horse iPhone strategy.Tremendously insightful, head and shoulders above anything else I've seen on the product. The piece is a convincing argument as to how the lack of Flash on iPhone (it's not called "the" iPhone in any of Apple's communications) is really an Apple "feature". The iPhone is far more than a cool gadget craze: It's actually Apple's strategy to make itself (along with Google) central to the public Internet. Chilling news for Adobe and Microsoft, if true. And we'll know this insight is on the money if the next iteration of iPhone still does not include Flash (also for that matter: RealPlayer, Windows Media, or Java applets).
The usually sure-footed Walt Mossberg says future iPhones WILL contain a Flash plug-in. For once, my money is not on Moss.
Granted, Google is ALREADY central to most people's 'net experience. But remember, Google was not always the preeminent search engine. Yahoo was. They're on a slippery slope, and if they are wise, they will continue to look for new, solid footholds. (So far, they have shown themselves to be wise.)
From Daring Fireball.