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16. PostScript > Standard Wishes

Standard Wishes

What is the next outstanding problem to solve in the realm of computer programming or computer science?

John: Well, in the world I live in today I have probably 30 or 40 manuals on my bookshelf that all have to do with the Web. They’re all thick and they’re all mutually contradictory. I would love to see cleaning up the imaging models, cleaning up the programming environments, cleaning up all the things that make up the Web today, because there really is no reason to have any of that stuff.

The terribleness of the different browsers and dealing with that because of the different implementations with HTML has to go away.

With Flash what we’re trying to do is both beef it up and make it robust enough so that at least you can get one language that’s platform-independent and will move from platform to platform without hitting you every time you turn around with different semantics.


  

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