Dear Flash...

Thu, May. 1 2008

Dear Flash,

You've been very good to us over the years and we don't want you to think we're ungrateful, but we're kinda wondering if you've heard of the 80/20 rule?

The 80/20 rule can be looked at from many perspectives but essentially boils down to the notion that it takes 80% of the effort to finish the last 20% of the job.

And well, not sure how to put this so I'll just spit it out - seems to us there's a big fat 20% still on the table.

Here's a quick wish list. We'd really appreciate it if you'd do something about the following:

  • Finish what you started with the new, better text handling. Static text is so clean and sharp and beautiful but why does dynamic text have to suffer so?
  • Now that you and Photoshop and Illustrator are family, can you agree to use the same keyboard shortcuts - please?
  • A better de-bugger would be nice - one that finds simple errors like referencing undefined variables because you've got fat fingers and hit two keys when typing.
  • I wish you would make me breakfast every morning.

We can probably live without the last one if you can do something about the others.