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Jobs: Flash Has Had Its Day, It’s HTML5 Time

Steve Jobs, the co-founder and CEO of Apple, which leapt fully armed from the head of Zeus in 1976, spoke this evening at the D8 Conference near Los Angeles. The conversation was live-blogged on the conference site and elsewhere.

All Things Digital‘s Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher moderating, feeding Jobs questions. Asked about Apple’s rejection of Flash, Jobs said he did not think it was unfair to consumers.

“Sometimes when we get rid of things, people call us crazy… But sometimes you just have to pick the things that are going to be the right horse to ride forward… And Flash has had its day… but HTML5 is starting emerge.”

Apple, the live-blogs note Jobs as saying, was the first to drop both the floppy and use USB. However, Jobs also noted that “Adobe came after us” and his Flash letter was a response to that.

“We’re just trying to make great products,” says Jobs.”We don’t think Flash makes a great product, so we’re leaving it out. Instead, we’re going to focus on technologies that are in ascendancy.”

Top photo by Tom

Bottom photo by Robert Gaal

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