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kotor, June 21st, 2010, 10:25 am

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Now, I've never used an iPad. I've used an iPod Touch, and I hear it's pretty much the same, only different.

Apple claims that the iPad is "The best way to experience the web", but I wonder if I can really believe that. The iPod Touch certainly isn't the best way to experience the web, considering how it doesn't do Flash. I can't imagine a bigger iPod that can't handle one of the basic building blocks of the internet can be this amazing perfect web-surfing experience. Apple makes a lot of claims as to why Flash is rubbish, which I've read and totally disagree with (it's petty things like "How can you do mouseover on an iPad?" to which the answer is, build a better iPad). Whatever claims they make, the fact is that the HTC Desire (in my mind far superior to the iPhone) handles Flash just fine, if a little slowly.

So when I first discovered that, by presenting my comics in Flash, I was essentially turning away iPad users from my site, I panicked and thought to myself, "Well, that's the end of that. I'd better alter my entire comic library so that Apple fans can see my stuff." Then common sense caught up with me, and I realised that conforming to what Apple wants does not necessarily make my comic better - I do the Flash thing because I think it's fun and unique - it makes up for the lack of humour or well drawn art in my comic.

So my decision is thus: No, Apple, I'm not going to conform to what you want. Your users will just have to continue having a broken experience until you admit you're being petty. No, mountain. I'm not going to move. You move.

I think that's a pretty apt metaphor considering today's comic is all about blowing up big rocks.

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SonOfTheShire (Guest), June 21st, 2010, 10:19 am

I wonder if Runt gets Dark side points for stupidity?

Alaric Skywalker, June 21st, 2010, 3:11 pm

Nah. I'd say that, that particular Mandalorian is just trying to help Runt be less "stupid" like Jar Jar Binks. Don't forget, Mandalorians self heal,..., or maybe you didn't pay attention to that fact, SonOfTheShire. Anyways, cute comic. Nice details to the whistle. Later.

korriban (Guest), June 21st, 2010, 3:37 pm

i didnt see the details on the whistle, but now that you mentioned it, why dont oyu make an(off-spin) comic where both jar jar and runt will be?

Spencer (Guest), June 21st, 2010, 8:01 pm

Well, I found this comic through a random google search, read them all and loved it. I have to say I agree with you on the apple thing too. They're definitely an evil empire.

PS- I love the metaphor.

MK (Guest), June 22nd, 2010, 4:42 am

Down with Apple!!

Koternerd12 (Guest), June 22nd, 2010, 7:25 am

maybe, but if they were an evil empire, they wouldn't be called "apple". Something more like "Bing".

The Big Cheese (Guest), June 22nd, 2010, 10:19 am

"DOWN WITH THE UNION!" To quote Gangs of New York

DeADe (Guest), June 23rd, 2010, 1:53 am

I have a plan to get money from apple, the advert says theres no right way or wrong way to use an ipad, lets see what happens when i introduce the touch screen to mister brick

Keldorn (Guest), June 25th, 2010, 1:54 am

Hmm Apple without Flash ? Sounds they have sometimes good ideas, after all.

Mandalorians dont regenerate from death, as far as I know.

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