I think the name was inspired by Extreme Sports. Which is kind of funny because the guys who created XP weren't exactly young or athletic.
The GP was talking about downloads from one site, not all sites. I don't get what your point is anyway. People don't download Flash as if they are endorsing its quality, they just want to view the content. Likewise the majority of those who in the future download a new browser that supports HTML5 won't be doing it because they think that HTML5 is god's gift either.
Flash is a de facto proprietary standard and HTML5 is a partially completed standard that will probably be approved some day. At present it looks like Flash has a slight edge in the standard category.
"They set the standards and implementation for it; not any standards body or the web at large."
Flash may suck, but there's little evidence that standards bodies do any better. Perhaps HTML 5 can wait until the DOM is cleaned up.
Perhaps because they didn't include the Internet as part of their graphics pipeline.
And if Google dropped nuclear weapons on China, I'm sure they could get in trouble. See, I can make up "what if" scenarios too. You're getting ahead of the facts of this case.
Given the evidence that many long-employed software developers fail to pass your test, you can't figure out why companies have been paying them all these years rather than wondering how you can improve your interview process to lower the number of false negatives.
that these "cutting-edge skills" that employers always complain are so hard to find in job candidates are always left undefined? That's because if they name them they'll receive thousands of resumes from unemployed software developers who already have those skills.
So Bill Joy designs software like a Mechanical Engineer. That explains a lot.
I think you're making up antitrust law as you go along. If it were an antitrust issue whenever a company makes allegations against another company, half the companies would be guilty of it.
You mean you can't use a server OS to run desktop applications and you can't use a desktop OS as a server?
You mean Apple didn't make any laptops?
Unlike Joe, CEOs could put policies in place to diminish Crony practices.
Being "well-connected" is the reason that CEOs are grossly overpaid to the determent of their companies and their shareholders.