Ok I promise this is the last blog on Apple for a while...
Steve Jobs recently published an article on Apples's web site detailing his reasons for why Flash is not allowed on the iPhone.
The article has obviously taken quite a bit a bit of flak.
Here's the thing though, much as everyone decries Apple, they tend to forget that Apple is not a monopoly in any market that it operates, and they can't force anyone to buy their products.
This is important because if Apple manages to annoy enough developers and users, there are sufficient alternatives in the market to Apple products to allow said users and developers to leave.
If this happens then it's fair to say that the only entity that is going to suffer in this mess is Apple itself.