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The puritanical Steve Jobs has won an unlikely ally in his campaign to kill Flash: the very porn industries he's blocked from the iPad and iPhone. Digital Playground, one of the porn industry's biggest players in the US, has said it'll dump Flash and deliver online video using HTML5 as soon as desktop browsers provide "full" …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Jobs Halo

    I'm not worried

    I'm sure Steve will come to my rescue and block access to this intolerable filth that's Apple Royalty free from coming up on my iBlock 4.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Jobs Horns

      I, for one...

      Welcome our flesh showing undergoes.

      Sent from my iPhone

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Ah Nostalgia...

    >With the arrival of Debbie Does Dallas

    Such fond memories(mammaries ?)

    Of course this guys eagerness to go HTML5 (as yet, not a complete standard) will bite him in the arse when His Jobsness implements a ban list on the latest iGodfone.

  3. Anonymous Coward

    "Porn in general is a big driver of online traffic" - aww, no way...

    You gotta be kiddin me, a lot of people are actually browsing the web for a lot of pr0n these days? No way.

    I'm just kind of surprised they'd have someone who could form a complete sentence, running their web ops. I mean, they're working to advertise boobies and suchforth - how easy is that to stay focused about?

    Anonymous, in case anyone really *would* try to implement the thought police model - as some, perhaps, have tried, and shall try again, ultimately (no doubt) to the creation of even *more* farcical stories to be told.

  4. Dazed and Confused

    Formats, it's always formats.

    So will the porno industry choose to go patent encumbered or follow Google to an open source codec?

    It could prove t he deciding factor.

    After all it was the porno crowd that choose VHS over Betamax and settled the tape wars, well once they'd finally given up their early dreams of video disks.

  5. Dazed and Confused
    Paris Hilton

    The 12% rule

    Shouldn't that section read

    As much as 12% of websites AREN'T porn related

    Paris because she's such a web star

  6. Anonymous Coward

    Apologies to Monty Python

    Porn, porn, porn, porn, porn, porn, porn . . . .

    1. Marvin the Martian

      Or alternatively,

      apologies to Avenue Q.

  7. Anonymous Coward

    Excellent News!

    Flash is complete and utter shite and if it wasn't for the idiots who continue to use it for video, I wouldn't have it installed on my computer at all.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward


      Shut up Steve

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Difference in attitude

    I don't think the p0rn industry are supporting St Jobs. They are coming from different points of view.

    P0rn industry (and my view)

    Flash is inefficient and as soon as something better comes along we will move to it as soon as possible. But until then we support using flash as there is not a good alternative.


    We have decided we don't like flash, whether for technical reasons or because we have an alternative we want to push (but have not released yet). So we pretend it does not exist (fingers in ears singing la la la). And decide that that you users do not need to use it even though the majority of video content on line uses it. So until an alternative comes along we like (or we release something) you are screwed.

    This difference has skewed this whole Apple vs Flash discussion. Is flash the best way of doing video or on-line? No. In the same way Windows may not be the best OS. Should we be looking to get alternatives on the market? Yes. But flash is here now and like Windows, until there is a more used alternative you need to support it. The P0rn industry knows this and supports it.

    Apple, well Apple are the artists of the computer industry and as such sometimes they may cut their own ears off....

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Second use

    "The second application of ANY new technology is the distribution of pornography"

  10. Anonymous Coward

    Jobs has a cunning plan...

    Maybe it was Saint Steve's plan all along. Knowing that if he 'bans' porn from his 'magical' device along with Flash, it would force the porn peddlers to abandon his arch enemy, Flash, and thus help to support the uptake to html5 and associated technologies.

    1. Player_16
      Thumb Up

      Jobs is a cunning linguist...

      There you go...

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    we'll see

    Flash has it's downsides, no argument there, i'm just curious to see on what shores this html5 hype wave will break.

    Hopefully it won't be on the rocks off the coast of fail.

    1. Mike G

      Yotube about turn

      Interesting post by youtube techie on why they'll continue to use flash as their main medium:

  12. Anonymous Coward

    there is a broadway musical tune about it so it must be true...

    Avenue Q - The internet is for p0rn (find it on you tube)

  13. No, I will not fix your computer

    I don't understand the statistics..

    What could the other 65% be?

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