While I understand the security and resource concerns with not including flash it’s still irritating that Apple hasn’t and won’t find a way to include it on either the Ipad or Iphone/Ipod Touch. Reading the Gizmodo comments about HTML 5 I can only hope the popular sites will switch to it like Hulu, Jibjab, and Break.com.
I really like Adobe’s stance on flash being denied on Apple products:
It looks like Apple is continuing to impose restrictions on their devices that limit both content publishers and consumers. Unlike many other ebook readers using the ePub file format, consumers will not be able to access ePub content with Apple’s DRM technology on devices made by other manufacturers. And without Flash support, iPad users will not be able to access the full range of web content, including over 70% of games and 75% of video on the web.
If I want to use the iPad to connect to Disney, Hulu, Miniclip, Farmville, ESPN, Kongregate, or JibJab — not to mention the millions of other sites on the web — I’ll be out of luck.
Adobe and more than 50 of our partners in the Open Screen Project are working to enable developers and content publishers to deliver to any device, so that consumers have open access to their favorite interactive media, content, and applications across platform, regardless of the device that people choose to use.