Advertisements Whether flash is better or not is irrelevant to the discussion. And whether Apple is right or not, whether they use flash or not, doesn't change the fact that the websites most people want to browse are Flash versus the open standard html5. The iPad is not some gadget being designed for 5 years hence but being sold this year. It will not take the place of a netbook so it had better play good games (check) play video easily(sort of check - have to use Apple way) and be able to browse all my entertainment websites and allow me to play media from them (big fat nada on this one) with one third the functionality lost the iPad is a no sale for me. Now in 5 years if HTML5 is kicking Flash butt and all the web sites use HTML 5 then great I will be happy using the gadgets that support HTML 5 and never look back. Again this is not 5 years from now. this ties into TiVo using Flash as well - all the widgets for the new TVs are in flash, flash developers can write to the web and to mobile phone and to the TVs and now TiVo - 3rd party apps are flowing in Flash and Apple will have a hard time changing that - so TiVo is best to just jump in the flow and run Flash natively in their UI.