This morning I stumbled on this article from NPR. The title, “What’s Behind Apple’s Clash With Flash?” drew me in. Adobe flash is a standard part of many graphic design coursework in art education, both in high schools and in higher education. This apparent conflict between apple products and flash may be something we want to track as we continue to explore the iPad for arts education purposes.
On a side note, I was also interested to read that many major websites are now stripping their sites of flash-related content. This move to accommodate Apple (and the public’s increased use of mobile technology in general) demonstrates the power that large companies have on what we see and how we see it.